N12.3 THANATOS, ALCESTIS & HERACLES
|Museum Collection||British Museum, London|
|Catalogue No.||London E155|
|Beazley Archive No.||212127|
|Ware||Attic Red Figure|
|Painter||Attributed to the Amphitrite Painter|
Side A: Thanatos (death personified) drags the body of Alcestis from an altar where he is confronted by Heracles with sword drawn. In the myth Alcestis willingly trades her life for her husband's in deal brokered by Apollo with the Fates.
Side B: The punishment of Ixion (see other image).