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Geras, god of old age | Greek vase, Athenian red figure pelike

N18.1B HERAKLES & GERAS

Museum Collection: Museo Nazionale Etrusco di Villa Giulia, Rome, Italy
Catalogue Number: Villa Giulia 48238
Beazley Archive Number: 202567
Ware: Attic Red Figure
Shape: Pelike
Painter: Attributed to the Matsch Painter
Date: ca 500 - 450 BC
Period: Classical

SUMMARY

Detail of Geras (old age personified). He is depicted as a shrunken old man with enlarged genitals and a walking stick. In the larger image he is conversing with Herakles.

ARTICLES

Geras

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