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T30.1 THE ASTRA PLANETA

Helius & Astra Planeta | Attic red figure vase painting
DETAILS
Museum Collection British Museum, London
Catalogue No. London E466
Beazley Archive No. 5967
Ware Attic Red Figure
Shape Krater, Calyx
Painter -
Date -
Period High Classical

DESCRIPTION

Two Astra Planeta (Wandering Stars) leap into the sea beneath the chariot of the rising sun. The gods of all five visible planets (Venus, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter and Saturn) are depicted on the vase (see other images). They are portrayed as naked children--two stand on heavenly perches, another pair dive into the sea, and one stands half-immersed in the water.

ARTICLES

Astra Planeta

OTHER IMAGES

Thumbnail Helius

T17.1 Helius

Thumbnail Helius

T17.1B Astra