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Helius, god of the sun, with Pegasi | Greek vase, Athenian red figure calyx krater

T17.1 HELIOS THE SUN

Museum Collection: British Museum, London, United Kingdom
Catalogue No: London E466
Beazley Archive No.: 5967
Ware: Attic Red Figure
Shape: Calyx krater
Date: --
Period: High Classical

SUMMARY

The sun-god Helios or his son Phaethon drives the four-horse chariot of the sun into the sky at dawn. He is crowned with shining aureole of the sun . Beneath his chariot the Astra Planeta (gods of the planet stars) dive into the sea, and before him (not shown) Selene the Moon rides away, and Eos the Dawn chases Kephalos.

ARTICLESHelios, Astra Planeta

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