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Ananke, goddess of necessity | Greek vase, Athenian red figure lekythos

N2.1 ANANKE

Museum Collection: Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow, Russia
Catalogue Number: Moscow II1B117
Beazley Archive Number: 41489
Ware: Attic Red Figure
Shape: Lekythos
Painter: In the manner of the Providence Painter
Date: ca 470 - 460 BC
Period: Early Classical

SUMMARY

Ananke, the goddess of necessity, is depicted as a winged goddess holding a torch. The figure is labelled ΑΝΑΝΛΗ on the vase. Her iconography is the identical to that of Nyx, goddess of the night.

ARTICLES

Ananke, Nyx

 
 
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