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Gaea handing Erichthonius to Athena | Greek vase, Athenian red figure kylix

T1.2 THE BIRTH OF ERIKHTHONIOS

Museum Collection: Antikensammlung,
Berlin, Germany
Catalogue Number: Berlin F2537
Beazley Archive Number: 217211
Ware: Attic Red Figure
Shape: Kylix
Painter: Attributed to the Codrus Painter
Date: ca 440 BC
Period: Classical

SUMMARY

Gaia (the earth) hands her newborn son Erikhthonios over to the goddess Athene, who will foster this founding king of Athens. Gaia is shown only partially risen from the earth, being inseperable from her native element.

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Gaia, Athene

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