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Iacchus & Hecate, the Eleusinian gods | Greek vase, Athenian red figure pelike

T16.8 HEKATE & IAKKHOS

Museum Collection: State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg, Russia
Catalogue Number: St Petersburg PAV8
Beazley Archive Number: 230341
Ware: Attic Red Figure
Shape: Pelike
Painter: Name vase of the Eleusinian Painter
Date: ca. 350 BC
Period: Late Classical

SUMMARY

Side A: Detail of Hekate and Iakkhos from a painting depicting the gods of Eleusis. Other figures (not shown) include Ploutos, Persephone, Demeter, Eros, Triptolemos, Herakles, Zeus and Nike. Hekate stands between the enthroned goddesses, Demeter and Persephone, holding a pair of burning torches in her hands. Iakkhos holds one upturned and one downturned torch.
Side B: Birth of Erichthonios (not shown)

NOTEThis is a drawing of the vase rather than a photographic representation.

ARTICLES Hekate, Iakkhos, Persephone

 
 
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