K1.12 DANAE & THE GOLDEN SHOWER
|Museum Collection||State Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg|
|Catalogue No.||St Petersburg ST 1723|
|Beazley Archive No.||203792|
|Ware||Attic Red Figure|
|Painter||Attributed to the Triptolemos Painter|
|Date||ca 490 B.C.|
|Period||Late Archaic / Early Classical|
Side A: Danae, reclining on a couch and grasping her hair ribbons, is impregnated by the god Zeus in the form of a golden shower.
Side B: Danae and the infant Perseus are placed in a chest by King Acrisius (not shown).