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Orthus or Orthros, the two-headed dog of Geryon | Greek vase, Athenian black figure "Alkmene bore that dauntless son, to whom long since the fierce hounds of Geryon yielded in trembling terror." - Pindar, Isthmian Ode

L3.3B ORTHROS

Museum Collection: Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Catalogue Number: Harvard 1972.42
Beazley Archive Number: 301042
Ware: Attic Black Figure
Shape: Amphora
Painter: Attributed to Group E
Date: ca 550 - 530 BC
Period: Archaic

SUMMARY

Detail of Orthros, the two-headed guard dog of the giant Geryones. The dog is crouched at the feet of his three-bodied master who is engaged in battle with Herakles.

ARTICLESGeryones, Orthros

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