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Cronus receiving the Omphalos from Rhea | Greek vase, Athenian red figure pelike

T6.1 KRONOS & RHEA

Museum Collection: Metropolitan Museum, New York City, USA
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 BC
Period: Classical

SUMMARY

The goddess Rhea, standing on a rock, hands the omphalos stone wrapped in swaddling cloth over to Kronos, as a substitute for her infant Zeus. The Titan raises his hand to receive the mock child which he will devour. He holds a royal sceptre in his other hand.

ARTICLESKronos, Rhea, Zeus

 
 
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