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M24.1 HERACLES & THE HESPERIAN DRAGON

Heracles & Hesperian Dragon | Attic red figure vase painting
DETAILS
Museum Collection The J. Paul Getty Museum, Malibu
Catalogue No. Malibu 77.AE.11
Beazley Archive No. 201704
Ware Attic Red Figure
Shape Krater, Volute
Painter Attributed to the Kleophrades Painter
Date ca 490 B.C.
Period Late Archaic

DESCRIPTION

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)

ARTICLES

Hesperian Dragon, Atlas

OTHER IMAGES

Thumbnail Heracles & Hydra

M13.3 Hydra

Thumbnail Peleus, Thetis & Nereids

P12.1 Nereids