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The Hydra & Heracles | Greek vase, Athenian red figure stamnos

M13.4 HERAKLES & THE HYDRA

Museum Collection: Regional Archaeological Museum, Palermo, Italy
Catalogue Number: Palermo V763
Beazley Archive Number: 202487
Ware: Attic Red Figure
Shape: Stamnos
Painter: Attributed to the Syleus Painter
Date: 450 - 500 BC
Period: Classical

SUMMARY

Side A: Herakles and Iolaos battle the Hydra. The serpent is depicted as thick-bodied brute, with twelve heads sprouting fromits trunk. Ioloas is ready to apply a torch to its severed heads.
Side B: Nereus, Hermes & Athena (not shown)

ARTICLESHydra Lernaia

 
 
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