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M20.1 JASON & THE DRAGON

Jason & the Dragon | Attic red figure vase painting
DETAILS
Museum Collection Gregorian Etruscan Museum, Vatican City
Catalogue No. Vatican 16545
Beazley Archive No. 205162
Ware Attic Red Figure
Shape Kylix
Painter Attributed to Douris
Date ca 500 - 450 B.C.
Period Late Archaic

DESCRIPTION

The Colchian Dragon disgorges the hero Jason before the tree hung with the Golden Fleece in the sacred grove of Ares. The hero's patron-goddess Athena oversees his salvation. She wears a Sphinx-decorated helm and Gorgon-headed, serpent-trimmed aegis cloak, and holds a spear in one hand and small owl in the other.
This version of the myth is from a lost work by an unknown ancient Greek writer.

ARTICLES

Colchian Dragon, Golden Fleece, Athena