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Hades & Persephone enthroned in the underworld | Greek vase, Apulian red figure volute krater

K14.2 THE UNDERWORLD

Museum Collection: The J Paul Getty Museum, Malibu, California, USA
Catalogue Number: Malibu 77.AE.13
Beazley Archive Number: N/A
Ware: Apulian Red Figure
Shape: Volute krater
Painter: Attributed to the White Saccos Painter
Date: ca 320 BC
Period: Late Classical / Early Hellenistic

SUMMARY

Detail from a painting of Orpheus in the Underworld. In the centre Haides and Persephone sit enthroned on a couch. The god holds a bird-tipped staff, and the goddess a four-tipped Eleusinian torch. To their right stands Hekate, dressed as a huntress holding twin torches.

ARTICLESHaides, Persephone, Hekate

 
 
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