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Epimetheus & Pandora | Attic red figure vase painting
Museum Collection Ashmolean Museum, Oxford
Catalogue No. Oxford V525
Beazley Archive No. 275165
Ware Attic Red Figure
Shape Krater, Volute
Painter Attributed to Recalls Kensington Class
Date ca 475 - 425 B.C.
Period Classical


Epimetheus receives Pandora the first woman from Zeus. She is depicted as a woman rising out of the earth, crowned and veiled, with hands raised. Eros, the winged god of love, flutters above her. The Titan holds a farmer's trowel in one hand and extends the other to receive his new bride. Behind him stand the gods Hermes and Zeus. The messenger of the gods wears a winged cap and winged boots, and holds a herald's wand (kerykeion) in his hand. The king of the gods is crowned with a wreath of olive and bears a royal sceptre.


Pandora, Epimetheus, Hermes, Zeus