K15.4 CHIRON & NEREID
|Museum Collection||Museum of Fine Arts, Boston|
|Catalogue No.||Boston 1972.850|
|Beazley Archive No.||5958|
|Ware||Attic Red Figure|
|Painter||Attributed to the Niobid Painter|
|Date||ca 460 - 450 B.C.|
Upper register: Detail of the centaur Chiron from a painting depicting Peleus' capture of the Nereid Thetis. The centaur is depicted with the full body of man including human legs and feet with an equine torse and rear-legs attached to his rump. He is clothed in a chiton and holds a branch-staff in his hand. To his right, one of the Nereid Nymphs flees the scene of her sister Thetis' capture.
Lower register: Boreas pursuing Oreithyia (see other image).