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O12.5 HERACLES RIDING CENTAUR-CHARIOT

Heracles & Centaur Chariot | Attic red figure vase painting
DETAILS
Museum Collection Musée du Louvre, Paris
Catalogue No. Louvre N3408
Beazley Archive No. 217495
Ware Attic Red Figure
Shape Oinochoe
Painter Attributed to the Nikias Painter
Date ca 410 - 400 B.C.
Period High Classical

DESCRIPTION

Heracles rides a chariot driven by the goddess Nike (Victory) and drawn by four Centaurs. The figures are depicted in a comical manner with exaggerated facial features.

This image is a montage of several photos of the vase.

ARTICLES

Centaurs, Nike