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Caeneus & the Centaurs | Greek vase, Athenian red figure stamnos

O12.6 KENTAUROMAKHIA : DEFEAT OF KAINEUS

Museum Collection: Musée du Louvre, Paris, France
Catalogue Number: Louvre G55
Beazley Archive Number: 201756
Ware: Attic Red Figure
Shape: Stamnos
Painter: Attributed to the Kleophrades Painter
Date: ca 490 - 480 BC
Period: Late Archaic

SUMMARY

Side A: The Lapith hero Kaineus is beaten into the ground by Kentauroi wielding rocks and branches.
Side B: Lapithai battling Kentauroi (not shown)

"Kaineus, struck by the green fir-trees, cleft the ground with his foot, where he stood, and passed beneath the earth." - Pindar, Frag 166

ARTICLESKentauroi

 
 
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