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Prometheus or Zeus | Greek vase, Laconian black figure kylix

T21.3 PROMETHEUS or ZEUS

Museum Collection: Musée du Louvre, Paris, France
Catalogue No.: Louvre E668
Beazley Archive No.: N/A
Ware: Laconian Black Figure
Shape: Kylix
Painter: Attributed to the Naukratis Painter
Date: ca 560 - 550 BC
Period: High Archaic

SUMMARY

A man is shown seated beside a flying eagle. This is either a depiction of Prometheus bound and tortured by an eagle set by Zeus to feed upon his liver, or of Zeus enthroned with his eagle familiar.

ARTICLESPrometheus, Aetos Kaukasios, Zeus

 
 
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