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

P21.6B 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

SUMMARY

Detail of Iris from a painting depicting her in the attendance of Hera. Iris appears as a winged goddess, whose hair is wrapped in a sakkos scarf. She holds an oinochoe jug and kerykeion (herald's wand) in her hands.

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