N1.3 THE CHARIOT OF NYX
|Museum Collection||Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York|
|Catalogue No.||New York 41.162.29|
|Beazley Archive No.||305499|
|Ware||Attic Black Figure (White Ground)|
|Painter||Attributed to the Sappho Painter|
|Date||ca 500 - 475 B.C.|
Detail of Nyx, goddess of the night, from a painting depicting the rising of the sun. Nyx drives a two-horse biga chariot. Her head is crowned with a cloud of darkness and her lower body is obscured by a veil of mist. The figure is labelled NUKS on the vase. Facing her is the almost identical form of Heos (Eos-Hemera), goddess of dawn and day.