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Centaur Chiron & the Nereids | Greek vase, Athenian red figure calyx krater

K15.4 KHEIRON & THE NEREIDES

Museum Collection: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Catalogue Number: Boston 1972.850
Beazley Archive Number: 5958
Ware: Attic Red Figure
Shape: Calyx krater
Painter: Attributed to the Niobid Painter
Date: ca 460 - 450 BC
Period: Early Classical

SUMMARY

Upper register: Detail of the kentauros (centaur) Kheiron from a painting depicting Peleus' capture of the Nereis Thetis. The kentauros is depicted with the forebody of a man, including legs and feet. He is clothed and holds a branch-staff in his hand. To his right, one of Thetis' sister Nereides flees the scene.
Lower register: Boreas pursuing Oreithyia (see other image)

ARTICLESKheiron, Nereides

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