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Dioscuri in the Gigantomachy | Greek vase, Athenian red figure amphora

K39.1B THE DIOSKOUROI

Museum Collection: Musée du Louvre, Paris, France
Catalogue Number: Louvre S1677
Beazley Archive Number: 217568
Ware: Attic Red Figure
Shape: Amphora
Painter: Attributed to the the Suessula Painter
Date: ca 400 - 390 BC
Period: Late Classical

ARTICLES

Dioskouroi, Gigantes

SUMMARY

Detail of one of the Dioskouroi twins battling a Gigante in a painting of the Gigantomakhia (War of the Giants). The demi-god is depicted as a horseman wearing a petasos (traveller's cap). His brother is also shown in the same painting (see image below).

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