T6.1 CRONUS & RHEA
|Museum Collection||Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York|
|Catalogue No.||New York 06.1021.144|
|Beazley Archive No.||214648|
|Ware||Attic Red Figure|
|Painter||Attributed to the Nausicaa Painter|
|Date||ca. 460 – 450 B.C.|
Cronus receives the omphalos stone from Rhea. The king of the Titans raises a hand to receive the stone and holds a royal sceptre. Rhea wears a crown and leans forward with her foot resting on a raised stone outcropping. The omphalos is wrapped in swaddling--a deceptive substitute for the infant Zeus.
IMAGE DETAIL 1
Detail of the Titan Cronus.
IMAGE DETAIL 2
Detail of the Titaness Rhea.