O28.6 THE DEPARTURE OF TRIPTOLEMUS
|Museum Collection||Rhode Island School of Design Museum, New York|
|Catalogue No.||RISD 25.083|
|Beazley Archive No.||4808|
|Ware||Attic Black Figure|
|Date||ca 550 - 530 B.C.|
Triptolemus departs in a flying chariot to instruct mankind in agriculture. He is flanked by the goddesses Persephone and Demeter. The hero holds a sceptre in one hand and a sheaf of grain in the other. His chariot-chair is decorated with the head of a crane.