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M13.4 HERACLES & HYDRA

Heracles & Hydra | Attic red figure vase painting
DETAILS
Museum Collection Regional Archaeological Museum Antonio Salinas, Palermo
Catalogue No. Palermo V763
Beazley Archive No. 202487
Ware Attic Red Figure
Shape Stamnos
Painter Attributed to the Syleus Painter
Date 450 - 500 B.C.
Period Classical

DESCRIPTION

Side A: Heracles and his squire Iolaus battle the Lernaean Hydra. The serpent is depicted as a thick-bodied brute with twelve heads sprouting from its trunk. Heracles, on the left, snaps one of the beast's necks while Iolaus, on the right, applies a brand to the severed stump.
Side B: Nereus, Hermes & Athena (not shown).

ARTICLES

Hydra