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Heracles fights three-bodied Geryones | Greek vase, Athenian black figure amphora

L3.6 HERAKLES & GERYONES

Museum Collection: TBA
Catalogue No.: TBA
Beazley Archive No.: TBA
Ware: Attic Black Figure
Shape: Amphora
Painter: --
Date: ca 550 - 540 BC
Period: Archaic

SUMMARY

Herakles battles the three-bodied giant Geryones. The hero wears his usual lion-skin cape and fires arrows from a bow. At his feet lies the body of Geryones' two-headed guard dog Orthros. The giant himself is depicted with a single set of legs and thighs, dividing into three bodies at the midsection, which share a double set of wings. Each of his bodies is equipped with a spear, shield and helm.

ARTICLESGeryones, Orthros

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