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Perseus & Athena with the head of Medusa | Greek vase, Apulian red figure krater

P23.2 PERSEUS & ATHENA WITH THE HEAD OF MEDOUSA

Museum Collection: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Catalogue Number: Boston 1970.237
Beazley Archive Number: N/A
Ware: Apulian Red Figure
Shape: Krater, bell
Painter: Attributed to the Tarporley Painter
Date: ca 400 - 385 BC
Period: Late Classical

SUMMARY

Athene receives the head of Medousa from Perseus. The hero is depicted as a young man, wearing the winged boots of Hermes and the cap of darkness on his head. Athene holds the Gorgoneion (Gorgon head) by its snaky locks, its image reflecting in the mirror of the shield.

ARTICLESPerseus, Medousa, Athene

 
 
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