O19.2 NAIAD ISMENE & THE DRAGON
|Museum Collection||Musée du Louvre, Paris|
|Catalogue No.||Louvre N3157|
|Beazley Archive No.||N/A|
|Ware||Paestan Red Figure|
|Painter||Attributed to Python|
|Date||ca 360 - 340 B.C.|
Detail of the Naiad Ismene from a painting depicting the tale of Cadmus and the Dragon. The Naiad-nymph stands behind the Ismenian spring which is represented by a mound of stones and small shrub. She holds a plant frond in one hand and wears a necklace, bracelets, earrings, and jewelled headwear. The guardian Dragon-Serpent stands coiled before her.