H2.6 HERMES, HERACLES & ATHENA
|Museum Collection||Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, South Hadley|
|Catalogue No.||Mt Holyoke 1925.BS.II.3|
|Beazley Archive No.||-|
|Ware||Attic Black Figure|
|Painter||Attributed to the Theseus Painter|
|Date||ca 500 B.C.|
Heracles is entertained by the gods Hermes and Athena. Hermes, wearing a petasos cap, stands on the left playing a flute. Heracles is seated a stool with his club resting against a leg. He wears a lion-skin cape and holds a cup in one hand. Athena, wearing a peaked helm, pours wine from an oinochoe jug. The painting perhaps depicts the hero's reception on Olympus following his apotheosis.
This image is montage of several photos of the vase.