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Poseidon Pursuing Amymone | Greek vase, Athenian red figure pelike

K2.9 POSEIDON & AMYMONE

Museum Collection: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Catalogue No.: Boston 34.79
Beazley Archive No.: TBA
Ware: Attic Red Figure
Shape: Pelike
Painter: ca 440 BC
Date: Attributed to the Lykaon Painter
Period: Classical

SUMMARY

Side A: Poseidon pursues the Danaid Amymone. The god holds his familiar trident and the maiden an water jug or hydria. The other woman is presumably another Danaid.
Side B: Odysseus converses with the shade of Elpenor in the Underworld (not shown).

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