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Boreas & Oreithyia | Attic red figure vase painting
Museum Collection Staatliche Antikensammlungen, Munich
Catalogue No. Munich 2345
Beazley Archive No. 206422
Ware Attic Red Figure
Shape Amphora, Pointed
Painter Name vase of the Oreithyia Painter
Date ca 475 B.C.
Period Early Classical


Boreas, the god of the north-wind, abducts the Athenian princess Oreithyia as his bride. The god is depicted as a winged man with spiky hair and beard who grasps the girl about the waist. The pair are flanked by her sisters, Pandrosos and Herse, one of whom reaches out to grab her. A third sister (not shown) reports the event to their father King Erechtheus and the elderly, retired king Cecrops.

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


Boreas, Oreithyia