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Heracles entering Olympus, with Athena, Zeus & Hera | Greek vase, Athenian red figure bell krater

 

 

K4.8 ZEUS, HERA & ATHENE

Museum Collection: Museo Nazionale di Villa Giulia,
Rome, Italy
Catalogue No: Villa Giulia 2382
Beazley Archive No.: 217526
Ware: Attic Red Figure
Shape: Bell krater
Painter: Near the Talos Painter
Date: ca 400 BC
Period: Late Classical

SUMMARY

Detail of Hera, Zeus and Athene from a painting depicting Herakles' entrance into Olympos. 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. Athene leads Herakles to the throne of Zeus. She is depicted holding a spear, and wearing the aigis cloak and an elaborate helm. The aigis is trimmed with serpents and set with the head of the Gorgon.

NOTEThis is a drawing of the vase rather than a photographic representation.

ARTICLESZeus, Hera, Athene, Nike

 
 
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