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Astrape | Apulian red figure vase painting
Museum Collection The J. Paul Getty Museum, Malibu
Catalogue No. Malibu 86.AE.680
Beazley Archive No. N/A
Ware Apulian Red Figure
Shape Loutrophoros
Painter Attributed to the Painter of Louvre MNB 1148
Date ca. 350 - 340 B.C.
Period Late Classical


Detail of Astrape (Lightning) from a painting depicting the throne of Zeus.

Astrape, the goddess of lightning, is winged, crowned with a shining aureole, and holds a flaming torch and lightning-bolt in her hands. She was perhaps equated with Astraea-Dike, goddess of justice and of the constellation Virgo, for her attributes resemble those of a star-god (cf. image T19.12).


Astrape, Astraia, Dike


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