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Cerberus, serpent-maned hound of Hades | Greek vase, Laconian black figure kylix

 

M12.4 KERBEROS

Museum Collection: TBA (Taranto?)
Catalogue Number: --
Beazley Archive Number: N/A
Ware: Laconian Black Figure
Shape: Kylix
Painter: --
Date: C6th BC
Period: --

SUMMARY

Kerberos, the three-headed guard dog of Haides, is depicted draped in a mane of snakes. The bird flying above him probably represents a flittering soul. Herakles enters the scene on the right with only his club and foot showing.

ARTICLESKerberos

 
 
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