M12.3 CERBERUS & HERACLES
|Museum Collection||Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo|
|Catalogue No.||Toledo 1950.261|
|Beazley Archive No.||701|
|Ware||Attic Black Figure|
|Painter||Attributed to the Karithaios Painter|
|Date||ca 530 - 520 B.C.|
Heracles leads Cerberus, the hound of Hades, forth from the underworld on a chain. He is greeted by the goddess Persephone (far right, partially shown) who has given the hero permission to remove the hound. The hero is followed by his patron gods Hermes, guide of the dead, and Athena.
This image is montage of several photos of the vase.