K17.1 THE HORAE
|Museum Collection||Antikensammlung Berlin|
|Catalogue No.||Berlin F2278|
|Beazley Archive No.||200108|
|Ware||Attic Red Figure|
|Painter||Name vase of the Sosias Painter|
|Date||ca 500 B.C.|
Detail of the three Horae (Seasons) from a painting depicting the reception of Heracles on Olympus. The three Horae each bear an attribute of the seasons--one holds a branch of spring blossoms, another the fruit of summer, and the third a small object (perhaps a winter seed). They stand before Demeter, goddess of the fertile earth (see other image).