T28.4 BOREAS & OREITHYIA
Museum Collection: Antikensammlungen, Munich, Germany
Catalogue Number: Munich 2345
Beazley Archive Number: 206422
Ware: Attic Red Figure
Shape: Pointed amphora
Painter: Name vase of the Oreithyia Painter
Date: ca 475 BC
Period: Early Classical
Boreas, the winged god of the north wind, seizes and carries off the Athenian princess Oreithyia as his bride. She is shown trapped in the arms of the spiky-haired god, caught up between her sisters Pandrosos and Herse, one of whom reaches out to grasp her. A third sister (not shown) reports the event to their father King Erekhtheus and old King Kekrops.
NOTEThis image is a montage of two photos of the vase.