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Cerberus carried off by Heracles | Greek vase, Caeretan black figure hydria

M12.1 HERAKLES & KERBEROS

Museum Collection: Musée du Louvre, Paris, France
Catalogue Number: Louvre E701
Beazley Archive Number: N/A
Ware: Caeretan Black Figure
Shape: Hydria
Painter: --
Date: ca 530 BC
Period: Archaic

SUMMARY

Herakles brings the hound of Haides, Kerberos, before King Eurystheus, who cowers for safety in a burried pithos (not shown). The three-headed hound is depicted as a lion-sized beast, with a mane of poisonous serpents.

ARTICLESKerberos

 
 
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