T16.2 HERACLES & CERBERUS
|Museum Collection||Staatliche Antikensammlungen, Munich|
|Catalogue No.||Munich 3297|
|Beazley Archive No.||N/A|
|Ware||Apulian Red Figure|
|Painter||Name vase of the Underworld Painter|
|Date||ca. 330 - 310 B.C.|
|Period||Late Classical / Early Hellenistic|
Detail of Hermes, Heracles, Cerberus and Hecate from a painting depicting Heracles' journey to the underworld.
Hermes wears a chamlys cloak and holds a herald's wand in his hand. Heracles wears a lion-skin cape and holds a club in one hand and the chain securing Cerberus in the other. Hecate is dressed as a huntress with a short skirt and boots and the skin of a panther draped over her arm. She brandishes a pair of flaming torches. Cerberus appears as a three-headed hound with a coiling serpent for a tail.
Detail of Heracles, Cerberus and Hecate.