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T20.3 HERACLES & ATLAS

Heracles & Atlas | Attic black figure vase painting
DETAILS
Museum Collection National Archaeological Museum, Athens
Catalogue No. Athens 1132
Beazley Archive No. 330739
Ware Attic Black Figure (White Ground)
Shape Lekythos
Painter Attributed to the Athena Painter
Date ca 525 - 475 B.C.
Period Archaic

DESCRIPTION

Atlas recovers the golden apples of the Hesperides for Heracles. The hero wears a lion-skin cape and bears the roof of star-spangled portico, representing the sky, upon his shoulders. His club, bow and quiver of arrows rest nearby. The Titan holds two apples in his hands.

ARTICLES

Atlas, Hesperides