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Heracles & Alcyoneus, king of the giants | Greek vase, Athenian red figure kylix

L1.1 HERAKLES & ALKYONEUS

Museum Collection: Antikensammlungen, Munich, Germany
Catalogue Number: Munich 2590
Beazley Archive Number: 200135
Ware: Attic Red Figure
Shape: Kylix
Painter: Signed by Phintias
Date: ca 520 BC
Period: Late Archaic

SUMMARY

Side A: Herakles approaches the sleeping giant Alkyoneus armed with a club. The god Hermes, holding his kerykeion (herald's wand), stands at the giant's head having put him to sleep.
Side B: Herakles & Apollon struggle for the tripod (not shown)
Tondo: Satyros (not shown)

ARTICLESAlkyoneus, Hermes

 
 
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