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Hermes, messenger of the gods, with caduceus | Greek vase, Apulian red figure volute krater

K11.6 HERMES

Museum Collection: Museo Nazionale Archeologico di Taranto, Taranto, Italy
Catalogue Number: Taranto 8264
Beazley Archive Number: N/A
Ware: Apulian Red Figure
Shape: Krater, volute
Painter: Name vase of the Painter of the Birth of Dionysos
Date: ca 405 - 385 BC
Period: Late Classical

SUMMARY

Detail of Hermes from a painting depicting the birth of Dionysos. The god holds his familiar caduceus. He stands beneath Zeus ready to receive the new born child Dionysos and deliver him into the foster care of Seilenos and the Nysiades.

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