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Heracles fighting the giant Geryon | Greek vase, Athenian black figure amphora

L3.2 HERAKLES & GERYONES

Museum Collection: Musée du Louvre, Paris, France
Catalogue Number: Louvre F55
Beazley Archive Number: 301038
Ware: Attic Black Figure
Shape: Amphora
Painter: Attributed to Group E
Date: ca 560 - 540 BC
Period: High Archaic

SUMMARY

Side A: Herakles battles the three-bodied giant Geryones. The hero wields his club, and is cloaked in his distinctive lion-skin cape. At his feet lies the wounded herdsman of Geryones, Eurytion. The triple-bodied giant himself is drawn as three men standing side by side, all armed with shields, and wearing helms on their heads. The two shield icons shown are Delphic tripod, and flying eagle.
Side B: Dionysos and Satyroi (not shown)

ARTICLESGeryones

 
 
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