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Iris, goddess of the rainbow | Greek vase, Faliscan red figure calyx krater

P21.2 IRIS

Museum Collection: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Catalogue Number: 1970.487
Beazley Archive Number: N/A
Ware: Faliscan Red Figure
Shape: Krater, calyx
Painter: The Nazzano Painter
Date: ca 380 - 360 BC
Period: Late Classical

SUMMARY

Detail of the goddess Iris from a scene showing Telephos threatening the infant Orestes in the presence of his father King Agamemnon. The rainbow goddess is shown here as a winged maiden, in short skirt and boots, with a kerykeion (herald's wand) in her hand.

ARTICLESIris

 
 
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