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The Boreads chasing the Harpies | Greek vase, Apulian red figure amphora

 

P20.2 PHINEUS & THE HARPYIAI

Museum Collection: Museo Jatta, Ruvo, Italy
Catalogue Number: Ruvo pl 60,2
Beazley Archive Number: N/A
Ware: Apulian Red Figure
Shape: Amphora
Painter: --
Date: ca 360 BC
Period: Late Classical / Early Hellenistic

SUMMARY

Detail of a Harpyia and son of Boreas, from a painting depicting the theft of food from the old blind king Phineus. The Harpyia is depicted as a grotesquely, ugly winged woman dressed in a short maiden skirt. The Boread who pursues her is a handsome youth armed with spear and sword.

NOTEThis image is a drawing of the vase rather than a photographic representation.

ARTICLESHarpyiai

 
 
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