|Museum Collection||Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge|
|Catalogue No.||Harvard 1972.42|
|Beazley Archive No.||301042|
|Ware||Attic Black Figure|
|Painter||Attributed to Group E|
|Date||ca 550 - 530 B.C.|
Detail of Orthrus, the two-headed guard dog of the giant Geryon. The hound crouches at the feet of his master who is battling Heracles.
"Alkmene bore that dauntless son [Herakles], to whom long since the fierce hounds of Geryon yielded in trembling terror." - Pindar, Isthmian Ode