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Wedding of Heracles & Hebe, with Eros & Hymenaeus | Greek vase, Athenian red figure pyxis

K18.1 THE WEDDING OF HERAKLES & HEBE

Museum Collection: University Museum, University of Pennsylvania, Oxford, Pennsylvania, USA
Catalogue Number: MS5462
Beazley Archive Number: 15295
Ware: Attic Red Figure
Shape: Pyxis
Painter: Name vase of the Heimarmene Painter
Date: ca 450 - 400 BC
Period: Late Classical

SUMMARY

In a scene depicting the marriage of Herakles and Hebe, the newly apotheosed hero leads his bride in a wedding procession through Olympos. They are accompanied by two Erotes: Eros who holds Hebe's veil, and Hymenaios who leads the procession with a burning torch. Other figures from the scene (not shown) are Zeus, Hera, Nike and Athene.

ARTICLESThis image is a montage of several photos of the vase.

ARTICLESHebe, Eros, Hymenaios

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