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Orthrus, the two headed dog of Geryon | Greek vase, Athenian red figure amphora "Before him slain lay that most murderous hound Orthros, in furious might like Kerberos his brother-hound." - Quintus Smyrnaeus, Fall of Troy 6.249

L3.1B ORTHROS

Museum Collection: Antikensammlungen, Munich, Germany
Catalogue Number: Munich 2620
Beazley Archive Number: 200080
Ware: Attic Red Figure
Shape: Kylix, type B
Painter: Signed by Euphronios
Date: ca 510 - 500 BC
Period: Late Archaic

SUMMARY

Detail of the two headed hound Orthros from a painting depicting Herakles battling the giant Geryones. The dog lies dead on its back pierced with arrows. It has twin dog-heads and a serpent-headed tail.

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