T16.8 IACCHUS & HECATE
|Museum Collection||State Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg|
|Catalogue No.||St Petersburg PAV8|
|Beazley Archive No.||230341|
|Ware||Attic Red Figure|
|Painter||Name vase of the Eleusinian Painter|
|Date||ca 350 B.C.|
Side A: Detail of Iacchus and Hecate from a painting depicting the gods of the Eleusinian Mysteries. Other figures (not shown) include Demeter, Plutus, Persephone, Eros, Triptolemus, Heracles, Zeus and Nike. Iacchus is crowned with a wreath and holds a pair of torches in his hands--one upturned and one downturned. Hecate, standing between the enthroned goddesses Demeter and Persephone, holds a pair of flaming brands.
Side B: The birth of Erichthonius (not shown).
This is a drawing of the vase rather than a photograph.