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Heracles, Hermes & Nike with Palm | Greek vase, Lucanian red figure krater

H2.7 HERAKLES,
HERMES & NIKE

Museum Collection: Musée du Louvre, Paris, France
Catalogue No.: Louvre K518
Beazley Archive No.: N/A
Ware: Lucanian Red Figure
Shape: Krater
Painter: Attributed to the Primato Painter
Date: ca 350 - 330 BC
Period: Late Classical

NOTE

This image is a montage of several photos of the vase.

ARTICLESHermes, Nike

SUMMARY

Herakles is seated on a stool draped with his lion-skin cape and attended by the gods Hermes and Nike (victory personified). The winged Nike holds a palm branch and frond in each of her hands and is crowned with an aureole, Hermes has his familiar caduceus. The scene is possibly a depiction of Herakles reception into Olympos, following his apotheosis.

 
 
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