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Dionysus battling the giant Eurytus | Greek vase, Athenian red figure kyathos

K12.9 DIONYSOS & THE GIANT EURYTOS

Museum Collection: Antikenmuseen, Berlin, Germany
Catalogue Number: Berlin F2321
Beazley Archive Number: 203429
Ware: Attic Red Figure
Shape: Kyathos
Painter: Attributed to the Oinophile Painter
Date: ca 510 BC
Period: Archaic

SUMMARY

Dionysos battles the Gigante Eurytos. The god, crowned with a wreath of leaves, and with a small panther sitting on his arm, leaps upon the fallen giant Eurytos with his spear. The giant lies prone trapped in the coils of serpent (presumably summoned to attack him by the god). A second giant (not shown) thrusts his spear at Dionysos.

NOTEThis image is a montage of several photos of the vase.

ARTICLESDionysos, Gigantes

 
 
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