T21.4 HERAKLES & PROMETHEUS
Museum Collection: Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Catalogue Number: Berlin 1969.9
Beazley Archive Number: N/A
Ware: Apulian Red Figure
Painter: Attr. to the the Suessula Painter
Date: ca 350 BC.
Period: Late Classical
Herakles releases the Titan Prometheus from his bonds. The eagle which had tortured him, slain by the hero, plumets down into the underworld. There beneath the earth, stands Persephone holding a four-headed Eleusinian torch, and a winged, serpent-haired Erinys.
Prometheus, Aetos Kaukasios, Persephone, Erinyes