M28.1 CADMUS & THE DRAGON
|Museum Collection||Musée du Louvre, Paris|
|Catalogue No.||Louvre N3157|
|Beazley Archive No.||N/A|
|Ware||Paestan Red Figure|
|Painter||Attributed to Python|
|Date||ca 360 - 340 B.C.|
Cadmus confronts the dragon-serpent of the sacred Ismenian spring. The hero holds a water-jug (hydria) in one hand and wields a stone in the other. His bride, the goddess Harmonia, stands behind him. The serpent is coiled before the spring which is represented by a pile of stones, a shrub and the water's native Naiad-nymph Ismene. A number of gods witness the scene from above (see other images).
This image is montage of several photos of the vase.