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T6.1 CRONUS & RHEA

Cronus & Rhea | Attic red figure vase painting
DETAILS
Museum Collection Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Catalogue No. New York 06.1021.144
Beazley Archive No. 214648
Ware Attic Red Figure
Shape Pelike
Painter Attributed to the Nausicaa Painter
Date ca 475 - 425 B.C.
Period Classical

DESCRIPTION

Cronus receives the omphalos stone from Rhea. The king of the Titans raises a hand to receive the stone and holds a royal sceptre. Rhea wears a crown and leans forward with her foot resting on a raised stone outcropping. The omphalos is wrapped in swaddling--a deceptive substitute for the infant Zeus.

ARTICLES

Cronus, Rhea, Zeus