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Attic Red-Figure Lekythos: Zeus and Ganymede

Greek


This work, in the manner of the Achilles Painter, presents a youthful athlete practicing under the guidance of his trainer. The scene refers to the myth of Zeus and Ganymede. Ganymede was a young athlete who was snatched from earth by Zeus in the form of an eagle and brought to Olympus to serve as cupbearer to the gods.

Greek Art

This work, in the manner of the Achilles Painter, presents a youthful athlete practicing under the guidance of his trainer. The scene refers to the myth of Zeus and Ganymede. Ganymede was a young athlete who was snatched from earth by Zeus in the form of an eagle and brought to Olympus to serve as cupbearer to the gods.

Object Information

nationality
Greek
creation date
ca. 460-420 B.C.
materials
terra cotta
dimensions
H: 15 in.
accession number
47.35
credit line
Gift of Mr. & Mrs. Eli Lilly
copyright
Public Domain
collection
Ancient Art of the Mediterranean
colors