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Image | Attic red figure vase painting
Museum Collection National Etruscan Museum, Rome
Catalogue No. Villa Giulia 2382
Beazley Archive No. 217526
Ware Attic Red Figure
Shape Krater, Bell
Painter Near the Talos Painter
Date ca 400 B.C.
Period Late Classical


Detail of Hera, Zeus and Athena from a painting depicting Herakles' entrance into Olympus. The king of the gods is seated on a throne, with a tiny winged Nike (Victory) flying over his shoulder. He holds a royal staff, as does his queen, Hera, who stands to his left gazing away (in anger?). The goddess also wears an elaborate crown. Athena leads Heracles to the throne of Zeus. She is depicted holding a spear, and wearing the aegis cloak and an elaborate helm. The aegis is trimmed with serpents and set with the head of the Gorgon.

This is a drawing of the vase rather than a photograph.


Zeus, Hera, Athena, Nike