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Hebe or Iris serving ambrosia at the feast of the gods | Greek vase, Athenian red figure kylix

 

P14.4 FEAST OF THE GODS

Museum Collection: Antikenmuseen, Berlin, Germany
Catalogue No.: Berlin F2278
Beazley Archive No.: 200108
Ware: Attic Red Figure
Shape: Kylix
Painter: Name vase of the Sosias Painter
Date: ca 500 BC
Period: Late Archaic

ARTICLESHebe, Iris, Zeus, Hera, Poseidon, Amphitrite

SUMMARY

Detail of the feasting gods from a painting depicting the reception of Herakles into Olympos. The central figure on the plate is a winged goddess, either Iris or Hebe, who pours the nectar of the gods. To her left sit Zeus and Hera (plate damaged) and on the right Poseidon and Amphitrite (also damaged). Amphitrite nurses a large fish in her arms.
Aphrodite, Ares, Dionysos and Ariadne are also shown seated on this side of the vase (not shown).
On the other side follows a procession of gods, leading Herakles into heaven: the three Horai, a seated Demeter and Hestia, followed by Hermes, Apollon, Herakles and Athene (see other images).

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