P21.4 IRIS & THE INFANT HERMES
Museum Collection: Antiken-sammlungen, Munich, Germany
Catalogue Number: Munich J291
Beazley Archive Number: 201722
Ware: Attic Red Figure
Painter: Attr. to the Kleophrades Painter
Date: ca 500 - 450 BC
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.