The view depicts Meleager presenting the head and pelt of the boar to Atlanta. Meleager was the son of the King of Calydon, who had offended the goddess Diana. As punishment she sent a boar to ravage the countryside and Meleager, with his companions, set out to kill it. They were unsuccessful, however, Atlanta, the virgin huntress, whom Meleager loved, succeeded in wounding it. When the beast was finally killed, he presented her with the head of the boar, which led to his ultimate demise.