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M21.1 HERACLES & THE STYMPHALIAN BIRDS

Heracles & Stymphalian Birds | Attic black figure vase painting
DETAILS
Museum Collection British Museum, London
Catalogue No. London B163
Beazley Archive No. 301062
Ware Attic Black Figure
Shape Amphora
Painter Attributed to Group E
Date ca 560 - 530 B.C.
Period High Archaic

DESCRIPTION

Side A: Heracles slays the Stymphalian birds with a sling as one of his twelve labours. The hero wears a lion-skin cape and an elaborate quiver. The fifteen long-necked water-birds are colourfully decorated.
Side B: Satyrs and Maenads (not shown).

ARTICLES

Stymphalian Birds