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Ixion bound to the wheel by Ares, Hermes Athena & Hera | Greek vase, Athenian red figure kantharos “If you only would bear in mind the fate of Ixion, you would never have dreamed of falling in love with beings so much above you. For he, you remember is bent and stretched across the heaven like a wheel.” - Philostratus, Life of Apollonius of Tyana 6.40

K4.12 THE PUNISHMENT OF IXION

Museum Collection: British Museum, London, UK
Catalogue Number:  London E155
Beazley Ref. Number: 212127
Ware: Attic Red Figure
Shape: Kantharos
Painter: Attributed to the Amphitrite Painter
Date: --
Period: Classical

SUMMARY

Side A: The death of Alkestis (see other image)
Side B: The criminal Ixion, who planned to seduce Hera, is apprehended by the gods Ares and Hermes. Athene brings in the wheel to which he will be bound for eternity.

ARTICLESHera, Ares, Hermes, Athene

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