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Heracles fighting Geryon | Greek vase, Athenian black figure amphora

L3.4 HERAKLES & GERYONES

Museum Collection: Antiken-sammlungen, Munich, Germany
Catalogue Number: Munich J81
Beazley Archive Number: 301469
Ware: Attic Black Figure
Shape: Amphora B
Painter: Attributed to the Munich 1379 Painter or to the Princeton Group
Date: ca 540 BC
Period: Archaic

ARTICLES

Geryones

SUMMARY

Side A: Herakles battles Kyknos (not shown)
Side B: Herakles battles the three-bodied giant Geryones. The giant is drawn as three men standing side by side, all equiped with helms, shields, and spears. Herakles, wearing his usual lion-skin cape, strikes at the giant with a sword. At his feet, lies Eurytion, the wounded herdsman of Geryon; and behind him stands the goddess Athene in support.

 
 
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