Aesop’s Fables includes 25 local and national artists, each illustrating one of Aesop’s best known tales. Aesop is said to have lived about 620–560 BC and to have been a slave on the Greek Island of Samos, later freed by his master Iadmon. Aesop compiled fables originally have been passed down through oral tradition. They were among the first illustrated books to be produced, the earliest of which were produced in Bamberg, Germany, in 1461.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website.