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Perseus with the Gorgon sack & Athena | Greek vase, Boeotian black figure bowl

P23.19B PERSEUS & ATHENA

Museum Collection:  Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Catalogue Number:  Boston 01.8070
Beazley Archive Number: N/A
Ware: Boeotian Black Figure
Shape: Three handled bowl
Painter: --
Date: Late C5th BC
Period: Archaic

SUMMARY

The hero Perseus flies away from the beheaded Gorgon Medousa (see other image) with her head in his kibisis bag. He wields a curved harpe sword or sickle. Like many of the other figures on the vase, Perseus is doubled. To his far right stands the goddess Athena, his divine supporter, with arms outstretched. She has her familiar attributes of helm, shield and snake-trimmed aigis cloak.

NOTEThis image is a montage of several photos of the vase.

ARTICLESPerseus, Athena

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