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T17.1 HELIUS THE SUN

Helius | Attic red figure vase painting
DETAILS
Museum Collection British Museum, London
Catalogue No. London E466
Beazley Archive No. 5967
Ware Attic Red Figure
Shape Krater, Calyx
Painter -
Date -
Period High Classical

DESCRIPTION

The sun-god Helius, or perhaps his son Phaethon, rises into the sky at dawn. The god is crowned with the aureole of the sun and drives a four-horse chariot of winged horses. The Astra Planeta (gods of the wandering stars) dive into the sea before him. Selene (the Moon) and Eos (the Dawn) chasing the hunter Cephalus (not shown) complete the scene.

ARTICLES

Helius, Astra Planeta

OTHER IMAGES

Thumbnail Helius & Astra Planeta

T30.1 Astra