Iconography
ANTIQUITIES
Vases
Kraters
GESTURES & EXPRESSION
Killing
GODS & MYTHS
Minerva
With other figuresCadmus
Historia Thebana
The story of Cadmus Cadmus kills the dragon
River gods
with other figures
Specific Ismenos
Nymphs
With other figuresCadmus
Named NymphsKrenaia
MAGIC & SCIENCE
Geography
Topography Topographical personifications CitiesGreece and Hellenistic statesThebes
Flora and Fauna
AnimalsSnake Miscellaneous
ERANOS ARCHIVE
6. Symbolism of the Snake
Further details
ARTIST/CREATOR
Signed by Asteas (active c. 350-320 BC)
DATE
circa 350 BC - circa 320 BC Etrusco-Italic Era. Greek Late Classical Period
LOCATION
Naples, Museo Archeologico Nazionale (Listed as from Bari, Apulia, Italy, in Heydeman Catalogue. According to Trendall the provenance in Sant' Agata dei Goti, Campania, Italy.)
Notes on photograph
COLLECTION
Eranos Archive presented by Olga Froebe-Kapteyn
BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
Harrison, J.E., Themis. A Study of the social Origins of Greek Religion (1927), pp. 429-31; p. 430 fig. 129. Heydeman, H., Die Vasensammlungen des Museo Nazionale zu Neapel (1872), pp. 522-24, no. 3226; Hoppin, J.C., A Handbook of Attic Red-Figure Vases... (1924), p. 444, fig. 445; Trendall, A.D., Paestan Pottery (1936), pp. 23-25; pl. 5a
Acknowledgements
Record created with the generous support of the Dean's Development Fund of the School of Advanced Study, University of London
Contact
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