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Acrisius putting Danae & Perseus in the chest | Greek vase, Athenian red figure hydria

 

H1.4 PERSEUS & DANAE

Museum Collection: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, USA
Catalogue No.: Boston 13.200
Beazley Archive No.: 202466
Ware: Attic Red Figure
Shape: Hydria
Painter: Attributed to the Gallatin Painter
Date: ca 490 BC
Period: Late Archaic

SUMMARY

King Akrisios commands that Danae and her infant son Perseus be set adrift at sea in a chest. The other woman is probably Danae's mother Eurydike.

ARTICLESPerseus

 
 
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