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Judgment of Paris : Aphrodite, Athena & Hera led by Hermes to Paris | Greek vase, Athenian red figure kylix

K4.5 THE JUDGEMENT OF PARIS

Museum Collection: Antikenmuseen, Berlin, Germany
Catalogue Number: Berlin F2536
Beazley Archive Number: 217284
Ware: Attic Red Figure
Shape: Kylix
Painter: Name vase of the Painter of Berlin 2536
Date: ca 440 BC
Period: Classical

SUMMARY

Side A: Hermes leads the three goddesses Aphrodite, Athene and Hera to Paris for his judgement in the contest for the golden apple. The Trojan prince sits in a pillared doorway, holding a royal staff and lyre. Before him stands Hermes, holding a kerykeion (herald's wand) and wearing a chlamys (traveller's cloak) and winged cap. Of the three goddesses, Aphrodite is veiled, and holds a winged Eros (love god) and myrtle wreath in her hands; Athene wears the aigis cloak, and holds a spear and helm; Hera is crowned and bears a miniature lion and royal lotus-tipped staff.
Side B: Meeting of Paris and Helen (not shown)

ARTICLESHermes, Aphrodite, Athene, Hera

 
 
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