Attributed to the Phiale Painter
Date: ca. 440 B.C.
Culture: Greek, Attic
Medium: Terracotta; red-figure
Dimensions: H. 17 7/16 in. (44.3 cm); diameter 5 3/8 in. (13.6 cm)
Credit Line: Rogers Fund, 1917
Accession Number: 17.230.35
Poseidon, the brother of Zeus and Hades, was the god of the sea. He also created fresh water springs; and the great springs at Lerna in the southern Peloponnesos gushed forth as a result of his pursuit of Amymone, the daughter of the king of Argos.