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L3.1B ORTHRUS

Orthrus | Attic red figure vase painting
DETAILS
Museum Collection Staatliche Antikensammlungen, Munich
Catalogue No. Munich 2620
Beazley Archive No. 200080
Ware Attic Red Figure
Shape Kylix, Type B
Painter Signed by Euphronios
Date ca 510 - 500 B.C.
Period Late Archaic

DESCRIPTION

Detail of the two-headed dog Orthrus from a painting depicting the battle of Heracles and the three-bodied giant Geryon. The hound lies dead on its back with an arrow protruding from its breast. It has two dog-heads and a serpent for a tail.

"Before him [Herakles] slain lay that most murderous hound Orthros, in furious might like Kerberos his brother-hound." - Quintus Smyrnaeus, Fall of Troy 6.249

ARTICLES

Orthrus

OTHER IMAGES

Thumbnail Heracles & Geryon

L3.1 Geryon

Thumbnail Callirhoe

L3.1C Callirhoe

Thumbnail Winged Boar

L3.1C Boar