Attic Red-Figure Lekythos: Zeus and Ganymede

 
Culture
Greek
Creation date
Materials
terra cotta
Dimensions
H: 15 in.
Credit line
Gift of Mr. & Mrs. Eli Lilly
Accession number
47.35
Collection
Currently On View In
Leah and Charles Redish Gallery - K312

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.

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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.