K14.7 THE RETURN OF PERSEPHONE
|Museum Collection||British Museum, London|
|Catalogue No.||London F277|
|Beazley Archive No.||N/A|
|Ware||Apulian Red Figure|
|Date||ca 350 B.C.|
|Period||Late Classical / Early Hellenistic|
Hades driving a quadriga chariot returns Persephone to the upper world in the company of Hermes and Hecate. The gods are identified by their attributes--Hades bears a bird-tipped staff, Hecate a four-headed Eleusinian torch and aureole, and Hermes a herald's wand, winged boots and petasos cap.