These three essays were inspired by the Samothracian discoveries. Cyriacus of Ancona's visit to the island and his assessment
of what he saw are the subject of the opening essay. This is followed by the first detailed and comprehensive analysis of
Mantegna's Parnassus, a painting which Mrs. Lehmann suggests reflects in its theme and imagery the use of a limited number
of ancient sculptures and texts. The final essay is a discussion of the postclassical transformation of the iconographic type
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