M12.5 HERAKLES, HERMES & KERBEROS
Museum Collection: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachussets, USA
Catalogue Number: Boston 01.8025
Beazley Archive Number: TBA
Ware: Attic Red Figure
Painter: Paseas (formerly Painter of the Cerberus Plate)
Date: ca 525 - 520 BC
Herakles drags Kerberos, the hound of Haides, forth from the underworld on a lead. He subdues it with his raised bow. The hero is accompanied by the god Hermes, as guide of the dead, who holds a kerekyion or herald's wand.