T14.3 APOLLO, TITYUS & LETO
|Museum Collection||Musée du Louvre, Paris|
|Catalogue No.||Louvre G164|
|Beazley Archive No.||205657|
|Ware||Attic Red Figure|
|Painter||Attributed to the Aegisthus Painter|
|Date||ca 470 - 465 B.C.|
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.