P28.2 HERAKLES & THE KETOS
Museum Collection: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Catalogue Number: 63.420
Beazley Archive Number: N/A
Ware: Corinthian Red-Ground
Herakles plies the sea monster (ketos) with arrows, as it comes forth from the sea to devour the Trojan princess Hesione. The monster is depicted as a serpent-like beast with a large head lined with sharp teeth. Before it stands Hesione with arms outstretched, her chains set in the rocks at her feet.
NOTEThis image is a montage of two photos of the vase.