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Themis on the Delphic tripod & Aegeas | Greek vase, Athenian red figure kylix

T8.1 THEMIS & AIGEUS

Museum Collection:  Antiken-sammlung, Berlin, Germany
Catalogue No.: Berlin F2538
Beazley Archive No.: 217214
Ware: Attic Red Figure
Shape: Kylix
Painter: Attr. to the Codrus Painter
Date: ca 430 BC
Period: High Classical

SUMMARY

Tondo: Themis sits on the Delphic tripod in the role of Phthia, the oracular prophetess of the Delphic shrine. She holds a phiale in one hand and a sprig of laurel in the other. King Aigeus of Athens approaches her to receive an oracle regarding the birth of a son.
Sides: Kalydonian Boar Hunt (not shown)

ARTICLESThemis

 
 
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