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Astrape | Apulian red figure vase painting
Museum Collection The J. Paul Getty Museum, Malibu
Catalogue No. Malibu 86.AE.680
Beazley Archive No. N/A
Ware Apulian Red Figure
Shape Loutrophoros
Painter Attributed to the Painter of Louvre MNB 1148
Date ca. 350 - 340 B.C.
Period Late Classical


Detail of Astrape (Lightning) from a painting depicting the tale of Leda and the Swan.

Astrape, lightning personified, is depicted as a winged goddess standing beside the throne of Zeus. She is crowned with a shining aureole and holds a flaming torch and lightning-bolt in her hands. She was perhaps identified with Astraea-Dike, the goddess of justice and of the constellation Virgo, for her attributes resemble those of a star-god (cf. image T19.12) and the lightning-bolt was an instrument of justice.


Astrape, Astraia, Dike


Thumbnail Leda & the Swan

H18.1 Leda

Thumbnail Hypnos

N13.1 Hypnos

Thumbnail Peitho

O6.4 Peitho

Thumbnail Zeus & Aphrodite

K10.1 Zeus

Thumbnail Demeter & Plutus

K26.1 Demeter

Thumbnail Siren

O21.1 Siren