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Thanatos (Death), Alcestis & Heracles | Greek vase, Athenian red figure kantharos

N12.3 DEATH & ALKESTIS

Museum Collection: British
Museum, London, UK
Catalogue Number: London E155
Beazley Archive Number: 212127
Ware: Attic Red Figure
Shape: Kantharos
Painter: Attributed to the Amphitrite Painter
Date: --
Period: Classical

ARTICLES

Thanatos

SUMMARY

Side A: Thanatos (death personified) drags Alkestis away from the altar, where he is confronted by Herakles with a sword. Alkestis had willingly surrendered her life in return for her husband's, in a deal brokered by Apollon with the goddess Fates.
Side B: The punishment of Ixion (see below)

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