T1.3 THE BIRTH OF ERICHTHONIUS
|Museum Collection||Staatliche Antikensammlungen, Munich|
|Catalogue No.||Munich 2413|
|Beazley Archive No.||205571|
|Ware||Attic Red Figure|
|Painter||Name vase of the Painter of Munich 2413|
|Date||ca 460 B.C.|
Side A: Gaea (the Earth) hands her newborn son Erichthonius over to the foster-care of the goddess Athena. Gaea is depicted partially risen from the earth, inseperable from her native element. Athena, wearing the snake-trimmed aegis cloak, receives the infant. She is accompanied by Hephaestus, the father of the child.
Side B: Zeus served by Iris (see other image).
This is a drawing of the vase rather than a photograph.