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Danae & the Golden Shower | Greek vase, Athenian red figure krater

K1.12 DANAE & THE GOLDEN SHOWER

Museum Collection: State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg, Russia
Catalogue Number: St Petersburg ST 1723
Beazley Archive Number: 203792
Ware: Attic Red Figure
Shape: Krater, calyx
Painter: Attributed to the Triptolemos Painter
Date: ca 490 BC
Period: Late Archaic / Early Classical

SUMMARY

Side A: Danae, reclining on a couch and grasping her hair ribbons, is impregnated by the god Zeus in the form of a golden shower.
Side B: Danae and the infant Perseus are placed in a chest by King Akrisios (not shown).

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