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M24.2 HESPERID & THE HESPERIAN DRAGON

Hesperid & Hesperian Dragon | Campanian red figure vase painting
DETAILS
Museum Collection British Museum, London
Catalogue No. London 1772,0320.432
Beazley Archive No. N/A
Ware Campanian Red Figure
Shape Amphora, Neck
Painter Attributed to the Owl-Pillar Group
Date ca 470 - 425 B.C.
Period Classical

DESCRIPTION

A Hesperid nymph stands beside the golden-apple tree around which is coiled the dragon Ladon. The monster is depicted as a thick-bodied, two-headed serpent. The Titan Atlas approaches the tree on the right (not shown). Heracles stands behind him bearing the dome of heaven upon his shoulders.

ARTICLES

Hesperides, Hesperian Dragon