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Eosphorus the dawn-star, Eos the Dawn & Helius the Sun | Greek vase, Apulian red figure krater

T19.12 THE PROCESSION OF THE DAY

Museum Collection: Staatliche Antiksammulungen, Munich, Germany
Catalogue Number: TBA
Beazley Archive Number: N/A
Ware: Apulian Red Figure
Shape: Krater
Painter: --
Date: C4th BC
Period: Late Classical

SUMMARY

Eosphoros, god of the morning star, Venus, leads the procession of the day: the chariots of Eos, the dawn, and Helios the sun. Eosphoros is depicted as a handsome young winged god with a shining aureole upon his head. Helios and Eos likewise appear as aureole crowned youths, each driving a four horse chariot (quadriga). Beneath the chariot wheels are dancing fish and dolphins, to indicate their dawn rising from the sea.

ARTICLESEosphoros, Eos, Helios

 
 
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