M28.3 KADMOS & THE DRAKON
Museum Collection: Musée du Louvre, Paris, France
Catalogue No.: Louvre Ca1860
Beazley Archive No.: N/A
Ware: Laconian Black Figure
Painter: Attributed to the Horsemen Painter
Date: ca 550 - 540 BC
Kadmos battles the guardian serpent of the sacred spring of Ismene. The beast strikes out from its place coiled around the pillar of the well-house. The hero, armed with a gorgoneion-emblazoned shield, fights back with a spear.