Handmade museum replica
Red figured lekythos illustrates the clash of the Dioscuri 55cm
Red figured lekythos by painter of underworld illustrates the clash of the Dioscuri, the twin brothers Castor and Pollux with the Afareides, the daughters of Leucippus namely Phoebe and Hilaeira.
Copy classical period 520 BC.
Lekythos: is a type of ancient Greek vessel used for storing oil, especially olive oil.
Their mother was Leda, but they had different fathers; Castor was the mortal son of Tyndareus, the king of Sparta, while Pollux was the divine son of Zeus, who seduced Leda in the guise of a swan. Though accounts of their birth are varied, they are sometimes said to have been born from an egg, along with their twin sisters Helen of Troy and Clytemnestra.
Leucippus: is reported in some ancient sources to have been a philosopher who was the earliest Greek to develop the theory of atomism—the idea that everything is composed entirely of various imperishable, indivisible elements called atoms. Leucippus often appears as the master to his pupil Democritus, a philosopher also touted as the originator of the atomic theory.
Phoebe: was the daughter of Leucippus and Philodice, daughter of Inachus. She and her sister Hilaera are commonly referred to as Leucippides (that is, "daughters of Leucippus")In another account, they were the daughters of Apollo Phoebe married Pollux and bore him a son, named either Mnesileos or Mnasinous.
Hilaera: was a daughter of Leucippus and Philodice, daughter of Inachus. She and her sister Phoebe are commonly referred to as Leucippides (that is, "daughters of Leucippus"). In another account, they were the daughters of Apollo. Hilaera married Castor and bore him a son, named either Anogon or Anaxis.
Width :21 cm
Height :55 cm
Length :21 cm