T1.2 THE BIRTH OF ERIKHTHONIOS
Museum Collection: Antikensammlung,
Catalogue Number: Berlin F2537
Beazley Archive Number: 217211
Ware: Attic Red Figure
Painter: Attributed to the Codrus Painter
Date: ca 440 BC
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.