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T1.4 GAEA OR PANDORA & PANES

Gaea or Pandora & Panes | Attic red figure vase painting
DETAILS
Museum Collection Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Catalogue No. Boston 01.8032
Beazley Archive No. 211718
Ware Attic Red Figure
Shape Skyphos
Painter Attributed to the Penthesilea Painter
Date ca 450 B.C.
Period Early Classical

DESCRIPTION

Side A: Gaea the Earth or Pandora the first woman rises up (anodos) from the earth. She is surrounded by a pair of dancing Panes. The goat-headed daemones symbolize fertility. If the figure is Pandora the scene could be based on the satyr-play by Aeschylus of the same name.

ARTICLES

Gaea, Pandora, Panes