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

N11.5 KHARON

Museum Collection: National Archaeological Museum,
Athens, Greece
Catalogue Number: --
Beazley Archive Number: --
Ware: Attic Red Figure (White Ground)
Shape: Lekythos
Painter: Attributed to the Thanatos Painter
Date: ca 450 BC
Period: Classical

SUMMARY

Hermes psykhopompos (guide of the dead) leads the soul of a woman to the skiff of Kharon. The ferryman leans on his pole.

ARTICLES

Kharon, Hermes

 
 
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