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Heracles & Apollo fighting over the Delphic tripid, with Athena & Artemis | Greek vase, Athenian red figure amphora

K5.5 THE STRUGGLE FOR THE TRIPOD

Museum Collection: Antikenmuseen, Berlin, Germany
Catalogue Number: Berlin F2159
Beazley Archive Number: 200001
Ware: Attic Red Figure
Shape: Amphora
Painter: Attributed to the Andokides Painter
Date: ca 525 BC
Period: Archaic

SUMMARY

Apollon and Herakles struggle for the Delphic tripod. Herakles is depicted as a bearded man wearing a lion-skin cloak, and Apollon as a youth with bow in hand. Herakles is supported by Athene who wears a helm and snake-trimmed aigis cloak set with the Gorgon's head. Artemis or the Phthia of Delphoi, stands behind Apollon, holding a plant frond.

NOTEThis image is a montage of several photos of the vase.

ARTICLESApollon, Artemis, Athene

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