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L3.1C GERYON & CALLIRHOE

Geryon & Callirhoe | 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 Callirhoe, the Oceanid-Nymph mother of the giant Geryon, from a painting depicting his battle with Heracles. Callirhoe raises her hands in a gesture of distress as the first of the three bodies of Geryon is slain by the arrows of Heracles.

"[Kallirhoe laments :] I, unhappy woman, miserable in the child I bore, miserable in my sufferings; I beseech you, Geryon [not to fight Herakles]." - Stesichorus, Geryoneis Frag 513

ARTICLES

Geryon, Callirhoe

OTHER IMAGES

Thumbnail Heracles & Geryon

L3.1C Callirhoe

Thumbnail Orthrus

L3.1B Orthrus

Thumbnail Winged Boar

L3.1C Boar