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Hermes & the infant Dionysus | Greek vase, Athenian red figure white-ground calyx krater

K11.2 THE FOSTERING OF DIONYSOS

Museum Collection: Museo Gregoriano Etrusco Vaticano,
Vatican City
Catalogue Number: Vatican 559
Beazley Archive Number: 214232
Ware: Attic Red Figure, White Ground
Shape: Krater, kalyx
Painter: Attributed to the Phiale Paitner
Date: ca 440 - 435 BC
Period: Classical

SUMMARY

Detail of Hermes delivering the infant Dionysos to the foster care of Seilenos and the Nysiades. The god is depicted with winged boots and cap, and holds a herald's wand (kerykeion) in his hand.

ARTICLESDionysos, Hermes

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