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Heracles, Hesione & the Sea-Monster | Greek vase, Corinthian red-ground krater

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
Shape: Krater
Painter: --
Date: --
Period: Archaic

SUMMARY

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.

ARTICLESKetos Troias

 
 
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