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Apollo, Tityus & Leto | Attic red figure vase painting
Museum Collection Musée du Louvre, Paris
Catalogue No. Louvre G164
Beazley Archive No. 205657
Ware Attic Red Figure
Shape Krater
Painter Attributed to the Aegisthus Painter
Date ca 470 - 465 B.C.
Period Early Classical


Apollo and Artemis rescue their mother from the lustful giant Tityus. The god is depicted as a youth with his hair tied back in a ponytail, a cloak draped over his shoulder and a bow and quiver strapped to his back. He grasps the giant and his mother by the arm. Tityus carries Leto upon his shoulder in his attempt to abduct and ravish the goddess. Artemis, holding a bow, stands before them with one hand raised to arrest the giant.

This image is a montage of several photos of the vase.


Apollo, Tityus, Leto, Artemis