K4.6 THE JUDGEMENT OF PARIS
Museum Collection: Antikenmuseen, Berlin, Germany
Catalogue Number: Berlin F2291
Beazley Archive Number: 204685
Ware: Attic Red Figure
Painter: Attributed to Macron
Date: ca 490 - 480 BC
Period: Late Archaic
Side A: Hermes leads the three goddesses, Aphrodite, Athene and Hera, to Paris in the contest for the golden apple. The Trojan prince is depicted as a shepherd boy, sitting on a rock, playing his lyre, surrounded by sheep. Hermes leads the goddesses, holding a kerykeion (herald's wand) in his hand, and wearing a petasos cap and winged boots. Athene follows crowned with a helm, holding a spear and wearing the snake-trimmed aigis cloak. After her comes Hera holding a royal sceptre, and lastly Aphrodite veiled and surrounded by a host of winged Erotes (love gods).
Side B: Paris leading away Helen (not shown)
NOTEThis image is a montage of several photos of the vase.
ARTICLESHermes, Athene, Hera, Aphrodite, Erotes
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