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Apollo chasing Marpessa or Daphne | Greek vase, Athenian red figure hydria "Enchanting still she looked - her slender limbs bare in the breeze, her fluttering dress blown back, her hair behind her streaming as she ran; and flight enhanced her grace." - Ovid, Met 1.500

O25.1 APOLLON & DAPHNE OR MARPESSA

Museum Collection: British Museum, London, United Kingdom
Catalogue Number: TBA
Beazley Archive Number: TBA
Ware: Attic Red Figure
Shape: Hydria
Painter: --
Date: ca 450 BC
Period: Classical

SUMMARY

Apollon, wielding a laurel branch, pursues a maiden. The girl is identified as either Daphne or Marpessa. The laurel branch may be symbolise Daphne's metamorphosis.

ARTICLESDaphne, Apollon

 
 
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