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Alcyoneus, the sleeping giant, & Hypnus | Greek vase, Athenian red figure krater

L1.2 HERAKLES & ALKYONEUS

Museum Collection: The J Paul Getty Museum, Malibu, California, USA
Catalogue Number: Malibu 84.AE.974
Beazley Archive Number: 16201
Ware: Attic Red Figure
Shape: Volute krater
Painter: Attributed to the school of the Kleophrades Painter
Date: ca 480 - 470 BC
Period: Late Archaic / Early Classical

SUMMARY

The winged god Hypnos (Sleep personified) crouches in slumber on the chest of the giant Alkyoneus. The giant reclines in sleep, holding his club, and surrounded by his cattle. Herakles (not shown) sneaks up upon him.

ARTICLESAlkyoneus, Hypnos

 
 
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