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Charon, ferryman of the dead | Greek vase, Athenian red figure white-ground lekythos

N11.4 KHARON

Museum Collection: Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, UK
Catalogue Number: Oxford V547
Beazley Archive Number: 209342
Ware: Attic Red Figure (White Ground)
Shape: Lekythos
Painter: Attributed to the Tymbos Painter
Date: ca 500 - 450 BC
Period: Classical

SUMMARY

Detail of Kharon figure. In the full vase Kharon prepares to receive the shade of a youth into his skiff. The ferryman leans on his pole and is surrounded by the reeds of the river Akheron.

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