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Hera & Iris, goddess of the rainbow | Greek vase, Athenian red figure lekythos

P21.6 HERA & IRIS

Museum Collection: Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, New York City, USA
Catalogue Number: RISD 35.707
Beazley Archive Number: 204107
Ware: Attic Red Figure
Shape: Lekythos
Painter: Attributed to the Brygos Painter
Date: ca 480 BC
Period: Late Archaic

NOTE

This image is a montage of two photos of the vase.

ARTICLES

Hera, Iris

SUMMARY

The goddess Hera is attended by her handmaiden Iris. Hera is depicted wearing a tiara-crown and holds a royal sceptre and cup in her hands. Beside her the winged rainbow-goddess Iris serves nectar from an oinochoe jar. She wears a sakkos head-scarf, and holds a kerykeion (herald's wand) in her hand.

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