T18.2 SELENE THE MOON
Museum Collection: Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, Austria
Catalogue No.: Vienna 1771
Beazley Archive No.: 220529
Ware: Attic Red Figure
Painter: Attributed to Near Meidias Painter
Date: ca 450 - 400 BC
Detail of the moon-goddess Selene from a painting depicting the Judgement of Paris. The goddess rides side-saddle on the back of a horse. Her raised veil here represents the crescent of the moon.