M28.1 KADMOS & THE DRAKON
Museum Collection: Musée du Louvre, Paris, France
Catalogue Number: Louvre N3157
Beazley Archive Number: N/A
Ware: Paestan Red Figure
Shape: Calyx krater
Painter: Attributed to Python
Date: ca 360 - 340 BC
Period: Late Classical
Kadmos with a water-pitcher (hydria) in hand confronts the Drakon of the Ismenian spring near Thebes. The hero is accompanied by his wife Harmonia. Opposite, stands Ismene, the Naias Nymphe of the spring.
Various other gods observe the scene: Aphrodite, Hermes, Pan (see other images).
NOTEThis image is montage of several photos of the vase.
ARTICLESIsmenian Drakon, Ismene, Harmonia
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