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Aphrodite driving a chariot drawn by winged Loves (Erotes) | Greek vase, Athenian red figure hydria

 

K31.6 APHRODITE & THE EROTES

Museum Collection: Museo Archeologico Etrusco, Florence, Italy
Catalogue Number: Florence 81947
Beazley Archive Number: 220494
Ware: Attic Red Figure
Shape: Hydria
Painter: Attributed to Meidias Painter
Date: ca 450 - 400 BC
Period: Classical

SUMMARY

Detail of Aphrodite driving a chariot drawn by Erotes (winged love gods) in a scene depicting the love of Phaon for Demonassa. Other figures in this scene (not shown) are Hygeia, Eudaimonia, Leura, Khrysope, Herosora, Panykhis, Apollon, Leto, Phaon and Demonassa. Of the Erotes drawing the chariot, one holds a wreath of myrtle leaves, and the other an incense burner. They probably represent the twin loves Eros and Himeros.

ARTICLESAphrodite, Erotes, Eros, Himeros

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