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Oceanus, Tethys, Eileithyia & Hephaestus at the Wedding of Thetis | Greek vase, Athenian black figure dinos "His Nereis bride he won from her high seat, and saw, round him enthroned, the gods of sky and sea proffer their gifts, foretelling the kingdom he and his race should rule." - Pindar, Nemean Ode 4

O1.1 THE WEDDING OF PELEUS & THETIS

Museum Collection: British Museum, London, United Kingdom
Catalogue Number: London 1971.11-1.1
Beazley Archive Number: 350099
Ware: Attic Black Figure
Shape: Dinos
Painter: Signed by Sophilos
Date: ca 580 BC
Period: Archaic

SUMMARY

A procession of gods arrive at the wedding of Peleus and Thetis. This detail of the vase shows the arrival of the fish-tailed god Okeanos, his wife Tethys (both grandparents of Thetis), Eileithyia, and Hephaistos, riding donkey-back.

ARTICLESOkeanos, Hephaistos, Tethys, Eileithyia

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