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Birth of Helen from the egg | Greek vase, Apulian red figure krater

H29.1 THE BIRTH OF HELENE

Museum Collection: Museo Archeologico, Bari, Italy
Museum Catalogue Number: TBA
Beazley Archive Number: N/A
Ware: Apulian Red Figure
Shape: Krater, bell
Painter: Attributed to the Painter of Dijon
Date: ca 375 - 350 BC
Period: Late Classical

SUMMARY

In this scene from a comedy play, Helene is depicted hatching from an egg. The proxy parents, Leda and Tyndareus, stand nearby (not shown), represented by a pair of actors wearing comedy masks.

 
 
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