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O12.6 CAENEUS & CENTAURS

Caeneus & Centaurs | Attic red figure vase painting
DETAILS
Museum Collection Musée du Louvre, Paris
Catalogue No. Louvre G55
Beazley Archive No. 201756
Ware Attic Red Figure
Shape Stamnos
Painter Attributed to the Kleophrades Painter
Date ca 490 - 480 B.C.
Period Late Archaic

DESCRIPTION

Side A: The Lapith hero Caeneus is hammered into the ground by a pair of Centaurs wielding rocks and tree-branches. According to the myth the hero was impervious to weapons, so the beasts buried him beneath a mound of stones.
Side B: Lapiths battling Centaurs (Centauromachy) (not shown).

"Kaineus, struck by the green fir-trees, cleft the ground with his foot, where he stood, and passed beneath the earth." - Pindar, Fragment 166

ARTICLES

Centaurs