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Heracles & the Cercopes | Greek vase, Athenian black figure lekythos "Liars and cheats, skilled in deeds irremediable, accomplished knaves. Far over the world they roamed deceiving men as they wandered continually." - Homerica, The Cercopes

O32.1 HERAKLES & THE KERKOPES

Museum Collection: Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, United Kingdom
Catalogue Number: Oxford V249
Beazley Archive Number: 13812
Ware: Attic Black Figure
Shape: Lekythos
Painter: --
Date: ca 550 - 500 BC
Period: Archaic

SUMMARY

Herakles captures the Kerkopes, a pair of thievish demi-gods, and carries them hanging upside-down from a stick. The parents of the boys plead for their release: presumably these are Okeanos and Theia.

ARTICLESKerkopes, Okeanos

 
 
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