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Birth of Dionysus, with Zeus, Hera, Apollo, Hermes, Aphrodite, Pan & the Nysiades | Greek vase, Apulian red figure volute krater

K12.13 THE BIRTH OF DIONYSOS

Museum Collection: Museo Nazionale Archeologico di Taranto, Taranto, Italy
Catalogue Number: Taranto 8264
Beazley Archive Number: N/A
Ware: Apulian Red Figure
Shape: Krater, volute
Painter: Name vase of the Painter of the Birth of Dionysos
Date: ca 405 - 385 BC
Period: Late Classical

SUMMARY

A large vase painting of the birth of Dionysos shows the god rising from the thigh of Zeus. Herea stretches out her arms to grap him. Other gods stand around in observance including Eros and Aphrodite, Pan, Apollon and Artemis (not shown), the three Nysiades, Hermes and Seilenos (not shown).

ARTICLESDionysos, Zeus, Hera, Hermes

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