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M12.5 CERBERUS, HERMES & HERACLES

Cerberus, Hermes & Heracles | Attic red figure vase painting
DETAILS
Museum Collection Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Catalogue No. Boston 01.8025
Beazley Archive No. -
Ware Attic Red Figure
Shape Kylix
Painter Paseas (formerly Painter of the Cerberus Plate)
Date ca 525 - 520 B.C.
Period Archaic

DESCRIPTION

Heracles drags Cerberus, the hound of Hades, from the underworld on a lead as one of his twelve labours. The hero wears a lion-skin cape and raises a bow to subdue the beast. He is accompanied by the god Hermes, guide of the dead, who wears a peaked cap and holds a herald's wand (kerykeion) in his hand.

ARTICLES

Cerberus, Hermes