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N1.3 THE CHARIOT OF NYX

Chariot of Nyx | Attic black figure vase painting
DETAILS
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)
Shape Lekythos
Painter Attributed to the Sappho Painter
Date ca 500 - 475 B.C.
Period Archaic

DESCRIPTION

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.

ARTICLES

Nyx

OTHER IMAGES

Thumbnail Helius, Eos & Nyx

T17.3 Helius