|Museum Collection||The J. Paul Getty Museum, Malibu|
|Catalogue No.||Malibu 86.AE.680|
|Beazley Archive No.||N/A|
|Ware||Apulian Red Figure|
|Painter||Attributed to the Painter of Louvre MNB 1148|
|Date||ca. 350 - 340 B.C.|
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.