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T30.1 HELIUS & 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

Side A: The Astra Planeta, gods of the five wandering stars, dive into the sea from their heavenly perchesas the sun-god Helius rides into the sky. The fifth planet Eosphorus, the dawn-star, (not shown in this image) is Eosphoros, is the last of the Astra to depart heaven.
Side B: Eos pursuing Cephalus (not shown).

This image is a drawing of the vase rather than a photograph.

ARTICLES

Astra Planeta, Helius

OTHER IMAGES

Thumbnail Helius

T17.1 Helius