K4.5 THE JUDGEMENT OF PARIS
|Museum Collection||Antikensammlung Berlin|
|Catalogue No.||Berlin F2536|
|Beazley Archive No.||217284|
|Ware||Attic Red Figure|
|Painter||Name vase of the Painter of Berlin 2536|
|Date||ca 440 B.C.|
Side A: Hermes leads the three goddesses Aphrodite, Athena 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) and myrtle wreath in her hands, Athena wears the aegis cloak and holds a spear and helm, and Hera wears a crown and bears a miniature lion and royal lotus-tipped staff.
Side B: Meeting of Paris and Helen (not shown).