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N18.1 HERACLES & GERAS

Heracles & Geras | Attic red figure vase painting
DETAILS
Museum Collection National Etruscan Museum, Rome
Catalogue No. Villa Giulia 48238
Beazley Archive No. 202567
Ware Attic Red Figure
Shape Pelike
Painter Attributed to the Matsch Painter
Date ca 500 - 450 B.C.
Period Classical

DESCRIPTION

Side A: Heracles converses with Geras, the personification of old age. The hero leans on a knotted club and wears a lion-skin cape. The daemon is a shrunken, old man with a crooked back, bald pate, large genitals and walking stick.

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Geras

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N18.1B Geras