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Hypnus, god of sleep | Greek vase, Athenian red figure loutrophoros

N13.1 HYPNOS

Museum Collection: The J. Paul Getty Museum, Malibu, California, USA
Catalogue Number: Malibu 86.AE.680
Beazley Archive Number: N/A
Ware: Apulian Red Figure
Shape: Loutrophoros
Painter: Attributed to the Painter of Louvre MNB 1148
Date: ca 350 - 340 BC
Period: Late Classical

SUMMARY

Detail of the figure of Hypnos (sleep personified). The god is depicted with winged sandals and brow. He holds a (yew?) branch dripping with the somnulent waters of the river Lethe. The rest of the scene shows Zeus seducing Leda in the form of a swan. Hypnos puts the woman to sleep.

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Hypnos

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