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Heracles battling the Centaurs | Greek vase, Athenian red figure kantharos

O12.2 HERAKLES & THE KENTAUROI

Museum Collection: Antikenmuseen, Berlin, Germany
Catalogue Number: Berlin F1737
Beazley Archive Number: 350504
Ware: Attic Black Figure
Shape: Kantharos
Painter: Attributed to the Sokles Painter
Date: ca 550 BC
Period: Archaic

SUMMARY

Side A: Herakles battles three Kentauroi (centaurs) armed with boulders and tree-branches. The beasts are named with labels: Hylaios (of the forests), Petraios (of the rocks) and Asbolos (of the soot or ash).
Side B: Akhilleus with Thetis and heroes (not shown)

ARTICLESKentauroi

 
 
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