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Geryon, the three-bodied giant |  Greek vase, Athenian black figure amphora

L3.5B GORGONEION

Museum Collection: Musée du Louvre, Paris, France
Catalogue No.: Paris F53
Beazley Archive No.: 310309
Ware: Attic Black Figure
Shape: Amphora
Painter: Attributed to Group E Potter
Date: ca 550 - 540 BC
Period: Archaic

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Geryones, Gorgones

SUMMARY

Detail of the shield of Geryones emblazoned with the head of the Gorgon from a painting depicting the giant's battle with Herakles. Geryones himself was a grandson of the Gorgon Medousa. She is depicted with a rounded face, wide tusked mouth, protruding tongue, staring eyes, beard, and a ring of coiled serpents circling her head.

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