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Pirithous, Hippodamia & the Centaur Eurytion | Greek vase, Apulian red figure calyx krater "Eurytus, the fiercest of the fierce Centauri, was fired by wine and by the sight of that fair girl, and drink was in command, doubled by lust. Tables were overturned, the banquet in confusion, and the bride, held by her hair, was seized and carried off." - Ovid, Met. 12.210

O12.4 WEDDING OF PEIRITHOUS & HIPPODAMEIA

Museum Collection: British Museum, London, United Kingdom
Catalogue Number: London F272
Beazley Archive Number: N/A
Ware: Apulian Red Figure
Shape: Calyx krater
Painter: Attributed to the Laodamia Painter
Date: ca 350 BC
Period: Late Classical

SUMMARY

Side A1: Detail of the Battle of Kentauroi (Centaurs) and Lapithai. The kentauros Eurytion attempts to abduct Hippodameia, the bride, from her wedding feast. He is attacked by the heroes Peirithoos and Theseus.
Side A2: In the lower panel the lovesick Phaidra is depicted (see other image).
Side B: Dionysos with Satyroi and Mainades (not shown)

ARTICLESKentauroi, Eurytion

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