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Heracles in the cup of the sun | Greek vase, Athenian red figure kylix

T17.5 HERAKLES & THE CUP-BOAT OF HELIOS

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

Herakles rides across the sea in the cup-boat of Helios. This is the boat which the sun-god uses to sail round the river Okeanos at night from his place of setting in the west to his place of rising in the east.

ARTICLESHelios

 
 
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