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
Date: ca 360 BC
Period: Late Classical / Early Hellenistic
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.