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Iris, messenger of the gods | Greek vase, Athenian red figure stamnos

P21.1 IRIS

Museum Collection: Musée du Louvre, Paris, France
Catalogue Number: Louvre G192
Beazley Archive Number: 201979
Ware: Attic Red Figure
Shape: Stamnos
Painter: Attributed to the the Berlin Painter
Date: ca 480 - 470 BC
Period: Late Archaic

SUMMARY

Detail of Iris from a painting of Zeus despatching the mesenger gods Iris and Hermes. It is probably an illustration of a scene described in the Iliad. Iris is depicted as winged goddess holding a kerykeion (herald's wand) in her hand.

NOTE

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

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Iris

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