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Hera trapped on the throne | Greek vase, Athenian red figure skyphos

K4.7 THE RETURN OF HEPHAISTOS

Museum Collection: Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio, USA
Catalogue Number: Toledo 1982.88
Beazley Archive Number: 11777
Ware: Attic Red Figure
Shape: Skyphos
Painter: Attributed to the Kleophon Painter
Date: ca 430 - 420 BC
Period: High Classical

SUMMARY

Detail of Hera from a painting depicting the return of Hephaistos to Olympos. The goddess is trapped in a cursed throne sent to her by her son Hephaistos - punishment for casting him from heaven as a babe. An attendant, perhaps Hebe, cools her with a feather fan. A Satyriskos attendant of Dionysos plays a flute.

ARTICLES Hera, Hebe, Satyroi, Hephaistos

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