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Birth of Erichthonius
Athena receives the infant Erichthonius from Gaea (Earth)
while Hephaestus and Hermes look on from the left;
Nike, Aphrodite and Zeus, from right.
An owl with a laurel wreath hovers above Athena.
Euergides Painter (500 BCE)
Richmond, Virginia Museum 81.70
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