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H2.4 HERACLES, ATHENA & ZEUS

Heracles, Athena & Zeus | Attic black figure vase painting
DETAILS
Museum Collection British Museum, London
Catalogue No. London B424
Beazley Archive No. 301068
Ware Attic Black Figure
Shape Kylix, Little Master Lip
Painter Signed by the Phrynos Potter
Date ca 560 B.C.
Period Early Archaic

DESCRIPTION

Athena brings Heracles to Zeus on Olympus after the hero's death on the pyre and subsequent apotheosis. Heracles wears a lion-skin cape and holds a club and bow. Athena wears the serpent-trimmed aegis cloak. Zeus, seated on a throne, bears a royal sceptre.

ARTICLES

Athena, Zeus

OTHER IMAGES

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