Exact museum reproduction of a fine ancient Greek red figured calyx Krater. (more information on Red figure pottery...)
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This krater features on one side, Hermes handing over the child Dionysus to the nymphs and Papposilenos, in the ivied glens of Nysa. Zeus had taken the foetus of his unborn son when Semele, the mortal mother, perished and sewn him into his thigh until the time of birth arrived. He then sent the baby to be brought up to Nysa out of the way of Hera' s jealousy. (find out more about Dionysus here...)
On the other side, three Muses on mount Helicon, one of them seatedand playing the barbiton, the long-armed lyre.About 440-435 BC, The Vatican Museum, Italy.
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