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Birth of Aphrodite, with Eros & Poseidon | Greek vase, Athenian red figure pelike

K10.2 THE BIRTH OF APHRODITE

Museum Collection: Museo Archeologico Nazionale, Salonica, Italy
Catalogue Number: Salonica 685
Beazley Archive Number: 14847
Ware: Attic Red Figure
Shape: Pelike
Painter: --
Date: ca 370 - 360 BC
Period: Classical

SUMMARY

Aphrodite is born from the sea in the heart of a cockle shell. To her left stands the herald Hermes, holding his caduceus. Eros flutters by her side, and to the right sits Poseidon with trident in hand.

ARTICLESAphrodite, Hermes, Eros, Poseidon

 
 
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