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L3.3B ORTHRUS

Orthrus | Attic black figure vase painting
DETAILS
Museum Collection Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge
Catalogue No. Harvard 1972.42
Beazley Archive No. 301042
Ware Attic Black Figure
Shape Amphora
Painter Attributed to Group E
Date ca 550 - 530 B.C.
Period Archaic

DESCRIPTION

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

ARTICLES

Orthrus, Geryon

OTHER IMAGES

Thumbnail Geryon & Orthrus

L3.3 Geryon