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K11.6 HERMES

Hermes | Apulian red figure vase painting
DETAILS
Museum Collection National Archaeological Museum of Taranto
Catalogue No. Taranto 8264
Beazley Archive No. N/A
Ware Apulian Red Figure
Shape Krater, Volute
Painter Name vase of the Painter of the Birth of Dionysos
Date ca 405 - 385 B.C.
Period Late Classical

DESCRIPTION

Detail of Hermes from a painting depicting the birth of the god Dionysus. Hermes, holding a caduceus or herald's wand, stands beneath Zeus ready to receive the infant to deliver him to the foster care of Silenus and Nysiad Nymphs.

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