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Eris & Themis | Attic red figure vase painting
Museum Collection State Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg
Catalogue No. St Petersburg ST1807
Beazley Archive No. 215695
Ware Attic Red Figure
Shape Krater, Calyx
Painter Attributed to the Kadmos Painter
Date -
Period Classical


Detail of the goddesses Eris and Themis from a painting depicting the judgement of Paris. The pair observe as the goddesses Aphrodite, Hera and Athena compete for the golden apple of discord which Eris had earlier cast amongst them at the wedding of Peleus and Thetis. In the Cypria epic Themis, councillor of Zeus, helped initiate the complex series of events which led to the Trojan War.


Eris, Themis