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Iris, messenger goddess, nursing the infant Hermes | Greek vase, Athenianr red figure hydria

P21.4 IRIS & THE INFANT HERMES

Museum Collection: Antiken-sammlungen, Munich, Germany
Catalogue Number: Munich J291
Beazley Archive Number: 201722
Ware: Attic Red Figure
Shape: Hydria
Painter: Attr. to the Kleophrades Painter
Date: ca 500 - 450 BC
Period: Classical

SUMMARY

The winged goddess Iris, messenger of the gods, nurses the infant Hermes on her breast. She is depicted with a tiara-crown and a kerykeion (herald's wand) in her hand.

ARTICLESIris, Hermes

 
 
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