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P23.1 PERSEUS & MEDUSA

Perseus & Medusa | Attic red figure vase painting
DETAILS
Museum Collection Staatliche Antikensammlungen, Munich
Catalogue No. Munich 2312
Beazley Archive No. 201820
Ware Attic Red Figure
Shape Amphora, Panathenaic
Painter Attributed to the Berlin Painter
Date ca 490 B.C.
Period -

DESCRIPTION

Perseus chases the Gorgon Medusa. The hero wears the winged boots of Hermes and the cap of Hades, and wields a sickle-sword (harpe) in one hand. The winged Gorgon has round face, staring eyes, broad mouth, tusks, protruding tongue and hair wreathed in coiling serpents.

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

ARTICLES

Perseus, Medusa

OTHER IMAGES

Thumbnail Gorgon Medusa

P23.1B Medusa