K4.12 THE BINDING OF IXION
|Museum Collection||British Museum, London|
|Catalogue No.||London E155|
|Beazley Archive No.||212127|
|Ware||Attic Red Figure|
|Painter||Attributed to the Amphitrite Painter|
Side A: The death of Alcestis (see other image).
Side B: The criminal Ixion who planned to seduce Hera is apprehended by the gods Ares and Hermes. Athena brings in the wheel to which he will be bound for all eternity.
“If you only would bear in mind the fate of Ixion, you would never have dreamed of falling in love with beings so much above you. For he, you remember is bent and stretched across the heaven like a wheel.” - Philostratus, Life of Apollonius of Tyana 6.40