This vase depicts the winged goddess Eos (Dawn), wearing a diadem, chiton and himation, pursuing an unnamed youth who is probably Tithonos: she has caught him by the arm. He wears a himation and holds a lyre in his left hand. On the left of the scene a boy, heavily wrapped in his himation, flees to the left, but turns his head back to the right: he was perhaps intended to be a schoolmate.
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S. Kaempf-Dimitriadou, Die Liebe der Götter in der attischen Kunst des 5. Jahrhunderts. v. Chr. (Bern 1969), p. 87 no. 133.
J. Boardman, Lexicon iconographicum mythologiae classicae (Zurich 1981–2009), sv Eos, p. 765, no. 141.
Karen B. Alexander, “From Plaster to Stone: Ancient Art at the Art Institute of Chicago,” in Karen Manchester, Recasting the Past: Collecting and Presenting Antiquities at the Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago: Art Institute of Chicago; New Haven: Yale University Press, 2012), p. 18.
Said to be found in Nola [Old Register at the Art Institute of Chicago]. Pio Marinangeli, Rome; sold to the Art Institute of Chicago, 1889.
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