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Anodos of Pandora, or Gaea the Earth, with dancing Panes | Greek vase, Athenian red figure skyphos

T1.4 PANDORA (OR GAIA) & THE PANES

Museum Collection: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Catalogue Number: Boston 01.8032
Beazley Archive Number: 211718
Ware: Attic Red Figure
Shape: Skyphos
Painter: Attributed to the Penthesilea Painter
Date: ca 450 BC
Period: Early Classical

SUMMARY

Side A: Gaia (the earth) or Pandora (the first woman) is shown rising up from the ground surrounded by dancing Panes. The goat-headed spirits symbolise natural fertility. If the figure is Pandora, the scene is perhaps based on the satyr play by Aeschylus of the same name.

ARTICLESGaia, Pandora, Panes

 
 
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