T17.1B HELIUS & THE ASTRA PLANETA
|Museum Collection||British Museum, London|
|Catalogue No.||London E466|
|Beazley Archive No.||5967|
|Ware||Attic Red Figure|
Side A: The Astra Planeta, gods of the five wandering stars, dive into the sea from their heavenly perchesas the sun-god Helius rides into the sky. The fifth planet Eosphorus, the dawn-star, (not shown in this image) is Eosphoros, is the last of the Astra to depart heaven.
Side B: Eos pursuing Cephalus (not shown).
This image is a drawing of the vase rather than a photograph.