About this artwork
The abduction of Oreithyia, the daughter of the legendary king of Athens, Erechtheus, by the North Wind, Boreas, was a popular subject among painters of pixides (sing. pyxis). Here Boreas pursues the young princess.
- Ancient Greek
- Pyxis (Container for Personal Objects)
- 430 BC–420 BC
- terracotta, decorated in the red-figure technique
- H. 13.3 cm (5 1/4 in.); diam. 10.5 cm (4 1/8 in.)
- Gift of Charles L. Hutchinson