L3.2 HERACLES & GERYON
|Museum Collection||Musée du Louvre, Paris|
|Catalogue No.||Louvre F55|
|Beazley Archive No.||301038|
|Ware||Attic Black Figure|
|Painter||Attributed to Group E|
|Date||ca 560 - 540 B.C.|
Side A: Heracles battles the three-bodied giant Geryon. The hero wears a lion-skin cloak and wields a knotted club. The three-bodied is depicted three armoured warriors standing side by side, implicitly conjoined at the waist. Each is equipped with a spear and shield--one decorated with the image of a tripod and the other a flying eagle. Geryon's herdsman Eurytion lies wounded at his feet.
Side B: Dionysus and Satyrs (not shown).