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Heracles & the giant Alcyoneus, with Hypnus & Athena | Greek vase, Athenian red figure kylix

L1.3 HERAKLES & ALKYONEUS

Museum Collection: National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne Australia
Catalogue Number: Melbourne 1730.4
Beazley Archive Number: 201048
Ware: Attic Red Figure
Shape: Kylix
Painter: Attributed to Nikosthenes Painter
Date: 525 - 475 BC
Period: --

SUMMARY

Hypnos, the winged god of sleep, crouches on the chest of the sleeping giant Alkyoneus, as Herakles sneaks up upon him guided by Athena.

ARTICLESAlkyoneus, Hypnos, Athena

 
 
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