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Nereids, nymphs of the sea | Greek vase, Athenian red figure calyx krater

 

P13.5 NEREIDES

Museum Collection: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Catalogue Number: Boston 1972.850
Beazley Archive Number: 5958
Ware: Attic Red Figure
Shape: Calyx krater
Painter: Attributed to the Niobid Painter
Date: ca 460 - 450 BC
Period: Early Classical

SUMMARY

Upper register: Detail of two fleeing Nereides from a painting depicting Peleus' capture of Thetis. Both of the sea-goddesses wear sakkos head-scarfs, and one wields a fish.
Lower register: Boreas pursuing Oreithyia (see other image)

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