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Boreas chasing Oreithyia, with Athena | Greek vase, Athenian red figure pelike

T28.3 BOREAS & OREITHYIA

Museum Collection: Martin von Wagner Museum, University of Würzburg, Würzburg, Germany
Catalogue No.: Würzburg L511
Beazley Archive No.: 206986
Ware: Attic Red Figure
Shape: Pelike
Painter: Attributed to the Niobid Painter
Date: --
Period: Early Classical

ARTICLES

Boreas, Oreithyia, Athene

SUMMARY

Side A: Boreas, the winged god of the north wind, pursues the Athenian princess Oreithyia, seizing her in the presence of Athene. The god has wings on both his shoulders and feet.
Side B: Pandrosos and Agraulos, the sisters of Oreithyia, flee to their father King Erekhtheus (not shown)

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