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Nyx, Hesperus & Selene, gods of night, star & moon | Greek vase, Athenian red figure krater

N1.1 NYX, HESPEROS & SELENE

Museum Collection: State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg, Russia
Catalogue Number: St Petersburg ST1798
Beazley Archive Number: 217506
Ware: Attic Red Figure
Shape: Krater, calyx fragments
Date: ca 425 - 375 BC
Painter: Attributed to NR: Pronomos Painter
Period: --

SUMMARY

The procession of night is depicted in this vase fragment. First appears Nyx, the goddess night, with arm raised to summon forth the darkness. Behind her is the shining head of Hesperos the evening star. He is followed by Selene, godess of the moon, riding side-sadle on her steed. Her billowing cloak forms the crescent moon.

ARTICLESNyx, Hesperos, Selene

 
 
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