M24.1 HERACLES & THE HESPERIAN DRAGON
|Museum Collection||The J. Paul Getty Museum, Malibu|
|Catalogue No.||Malibu 77.AE.11|
|Beazley Archive No.||201704|
|Ware||Attic Red Figure|
|Painter||Attributed to the Kleophrades Painter|
|Date||ca 490 B.C.|
Side A: Heracles battles the guardian Dragon of the golden apples of the Hesperides. The hero wears a lion-skin cape and brandishes a club. The many-headed serpent is coiled around the tree. On the far right the Titan Atlas bears the weight of the heavens upon his shoulders.
Side B: Peleus and Thetis (see other image).