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Apollo slaying Tityus for seizing Leto | Greek vase, Athenian red figure kylix

T14.5 APOLLON, LETO & TITYOS

Museum Collection:  Antikensammlungen, Munich, Germany
Catalogue No.: Munich 2689
Beazley Archive No.: 211566
Ware: Attic Red Figure
Shape: Kylix
Painter: Attributed to the Penthesilea Painter
Date: ca 455 BC
Period: Early Classical

SUMMARY

Apollon strikes down the giant Tityos with his sword for attempting to ravish the god's mother Leto. The god is depicted as a youth, with long uncut hair, a bow and holding arrows and a sword. Leto lifts her veil in a gesture of female modesty.

ARTICLESTityos, Leto, Apollon

 
 
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