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O12.4 PIRITHOUS, HIPPODAMEIA & EURYTION

Pirithous, Hippodameia & Eurytion | Apulian red figure vase painting
DETAILS
Museum Collection British Museum, London
Catalogue No. London F272
Beazley Archive No. N/A
Ware Apulian Red Figure
Shape Krater, Calyx
Painter Attributed to the Laodamia Painter
Date ca 350 B.C.
Period Late Classical

DESCRIPTION

Side A1: The centaur Eurytion attempts to abduct the bride Hippodameia from the wedding-feast of Pirithous. The half-horse centaur wears an animal-skin cloak and wreath of leaves, and holds a tree branch in the crook of his arm. A drinking cup lies fallen at his feet. He is flanked by the heroes Pirithous, armed with a sword, and Theseus, brandishing a club.
Side A2: The lovesick Phaedra (see other image).
Side B: Dionysus, Satyrs and Maenads (not shown).

ARTICLES

Centaurs, Eurytion

OTHER IMAGES

Thumbnail Phaedra

K32.5 Phaedra