H2.7 HERMES, HERACLES & NIKE
|Museum Collection||Musée du Louvre, Paris|
|Catalogue No.||Louvre K518|
|Beazley Archive No.||N/A|
|Ware||Lucanian Red Figure|
|Painter||Attributed to the Primato Painter|
|Date||ca 350 - 330 B.C.|
The gods Hermes and Nike (Victory) attend Heracles. Hermes wears a chlamys cloak and wreath, and holds a herald's wand (kerykeion) in his hand. Heracles is seated on a stool draped with his lion-skin cape and equipped with a quiver and club. Nike is winged and holds a palm branch and frond in her hands. The scene perhaps depicts Heracles' reception on Olympos following his apotheosis.
This image is a montage of several photos of the vase.