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Hesperides & the tree of the Golden Apples | Greek vase, Athenian red figure hydria "There Golden Apples wrought, gleamed in the Hesperides' garden undefiled: and all round the fearful Drakon's coils lay." - Quintus Smyrnaeus 6.256

N14.1 THE HESPERIDES

Museum Collection: British Museum, London, UK
Catalogue Number: London E224
Beazley Archive Number: 220497
Ware: Attic Red Figure
Shape: Hydria
Painter: Attributed to the Meidias Painter
Date: ca 420 - 410 BC
Period: Classical

SUMMARY

Side A: Detail of the three Hesperides, the tree of the Golden Apples and the coiling Drakon. The larger scene depicts the arrival of Medea and the Argonauts in the garden, on their return to Greece from Kolkhis.
Side B: The rape of the Leukippides (other image)

ARTICLESHesperides, Hesperian Drakon

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