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The twin Aloadae giants & the goddess Artemis | Greek vase, Athenian red figure krater

L10.1 ARTEMIS & THE ALOADAI

Museum Collection: Antiken-museum und Sammlung Ludwig, Basel, Germany
Catalogue Number: KA404
Beazley Archive Number: 214373
Ware: Attic Red Figure
Shape: Krater, bell
Painter: Attributed to the Barclay Painter
Date: ca 450 BC
Period: Classical

ARTICLES

Aloadai, Artemis

SUMMARY

Artemis sends a deer running between the Aloadai giants which they both attempt to strike with spears. In the myth, they miss, and accidentally kill each another. The goddess nevertheless aims her bow at the pair.

 
 
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