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Chariot of Nyx, goddess of the night | Greek vase, Athenian black figure white-ground lekythos

N1.3 CHARIOT OF NYX

Museum Collection: Metropolitan Museum, New York City, USA
Catalogue No.: New York 41.162.29
Beazley Archive No.: 305499
Ware: Attic Black Figure, White Ground
Shape: Lekythos
Painter: Attributed to the Sappho Painter
Date: ca. 500 - 475 BC
Period: Archaic

SUMMARY

Detail of Nyx, the goddess of the night, driving her chariot down from the sky with the rising of the sun-god Helios. A misty veil of vapour descends from her body and her head is crowned with darkness. The figure is labelled NUKS on the vase. Opposite her, almost identical in form is her daughter Heos or Hemera.

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