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Cadmus fighting the Dragon of the spring | Greek vase, Laconnian black figure kylix

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
Shape: Kylix
Painter: Attributed to the Horsemen Painter
Date: ca 550 - 540 BC
Period: Archaic

SUMMARY

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.

ARTICLESDrakon Ismenios

 
 
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