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Winged Hermaphroditus chasing hare | Greek vase, Apulian red rigure lekythos

K30.1 HERMAPHRODITOS

Museum Collection: Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, New York City, USA
Catalogue Number: RISD 1986.158
Beazley Archive Number: N/A
Ware: Apulian Red Figure, Gnathian
Shape: Squat lekythos
Date: ca 340 BC
Period: Late Classical

SUMMARY

Hermaphroditos is depicted as a winged eros (love god) in the form of a young woman (breasts, thighs, and hair-style) with male genitalia. He/she chases a hare, an animal which for the Greeks symbolized sexual desire.

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

ARTICLESHermaphroditos

 
 
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