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Helius the sun & the setting Astra star-gods | Greek vase, Athenian red figure calyx krater

 

T30.1 HELIOS & THE ASTRA PLANETA

Museum Collection: British Museum, London, United Kingdom
Catalogue No: London E466
Beazley Archive No.: 5967
Ware: Attic Red Figure
Shape: Calyx krater
Date: --
Period: High Classical

SUMMARY

Side A: The Astra Planeta (gods of the five wandering stars) dive into the sea from their perches in heaven as the sun-god Helios rides into the sky, driving his four horse chariot. The fifth planet (not shown in this image) is Eosphoros, the star Venus, last of the Astra to leave the heavens.
Side B: Eos chasing Kephalos (not shown)

NOTEThis image is a drawing of the vase rather than a photographic representation.

ARTICLESAstra Planeta, Helios

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