O1.1 HEPHAESTUS & OCEANUS
|Museum Collection||British Museum, London|
|Catalogue No.||London 1971.11-1.1|
|Beazley Archive No.||350099|
|Ware||Attic Black Figure|
|Painter||Signed by Sophilos|
|Date||ca 580 B.C.|
Detail of Hephaestus, Eileithyia, Tethys and Oceanus from a painting depicting the procession of gods attending the wedding of Peleus and Thetis. The crippled Hephaestus rides side-saddle on an ass, his seat backed by the head of a crane. Oceanus is depicted as a bull-horned man with the tail of a serpentine fish in place of legs. He holds a snake (or eel) in one hand and a fish in the other. Eileithyia and Tethys are unremarkable, although the latter appears to be an older woman with heavier facial features.
This image is a montage of several photos of the vase.