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Birth of Dionysus from the thigh of Zeus, with Hermes | Greek vase, Athenian red figure lekythos

 

K12.14 THE BIRTH OF DIONYSOS

Museum Collection: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Catalogue Number: Boston 95.39
Beazley Archive Number: 206036
Ware: Attic Red Figure
Shape: Lekythos
Painter: Attributed to the Alkimachos Painter
Date: ca 470 - 460 BC
Period: Early Classical

SUMMARY

Zeus, seated on a rock, gives birth to the god Dionysos from his thigh. Hermes stands by holding the royal sceptre of his father in one hand, and in his other, his own herald's wand. He is also shown with winged boots and petasos (traveller's cap).

ARTICLESDionysos, Zeus, Hermes

 
 
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