The Rape of Persephone

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Title

The Rape of Persephone

Subject

Lekythos
Pottery, Greek
Hades (Greek deity)
Persephone (Greek deity)

Description

This video depicts a funerary lekythos, a vessel used to offer wine and olive oil to the deceased. Lekythoi are similar to other amphorae, but their main distinguishing characteristic was the alabaster color of the vessels surface. This artifact is an exact replica of a lekythos dating to the Classical Era (480 BCE - 323 BCE), and the original is currently housed in the National Archaeological Museum of Athens. The scene is a depiction of Hades abducting his niece, Persephone, in order to make her his bride in the underworld. The cultic practices associated with this story were central to the mystery initiations held at Eleusis in honor of Demeter and Persephone.

Creator

Proctor, Christopher

Date

16-April-2017

Rights

Noncommercial Reuse: The author of this work gives permission for this digital image to be reused
without modification for research and educative endeavors. Please cite the digital resource according to the convention provided by Omeka.

Format

video/mp4
4.2 MB
00:25 min
396 x 740 pixels

Language

English

Type

Moving Image

Identifier

CG0043

Coverage

Attikē (Greece)
480 BCE - 323 BCE

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Duration

00:25

Compression

MPEG-4

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