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Heracles, Cerberus & Hermes | Greek vase, Athenian black figure hydria

M12.3 HERAKLES & KERBEROS

Museum Collection: Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio, USA
Catalogue Number: Toledo 1950.261
Beazley Archive Number: 701
Ware: Attic Black Figure
Shape: Hydria
Painter: Attributed to the Karithaios Painter
Date: ca 530 - 520 BC
Period: Archaic

SUMMARY

Herakles leads Kerberos, the hound of Haides, forth from the underworld on a chain. He is greeted by his half-sister Persephone (to the right, not shown), who has given the hero permission to remove the hound, and is accompanied by the gods Athene and Hermes.

NOTEThis image is montage of several photos of the vase.

ARTICLESKerberos, Athene, Hermes, Persephone

 
 
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