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T14.3 APOLLO, TITYUS & LETO

Apollo, Tityus & Leto | Attic red figure vase painting
DETAILS
Museum Collection Musée du Louvre, Paris
Catalogue No. Louvre G164
Beazley Archive No. 205657
Ware Attic Red Figure
Shape Krater
Painter Attributed to the Aegisthus Painter
Date ca 470 - 465 B.C.
Period Early Classical

DESCRIPTION

Apollo rescues his mother Leto from the giant Tityus. The god is depicted as a youth with long, uncut hair, a crown of laurel and a bow in hand. The giant, draped in a leopard-skin cape, grasps Leto by the shoulder. The offending hand is pierced by three arrows. The goddess attempts to pull away and lifts her veil in a gesture of female modesty. Her sacred tree, the palm, stands just behind her.

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Apollo, Tityus, Leto