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T21.5 HERACLES, PROMETHEUS & THE EAGLE

Heracles, Prometheus & Eagle | Attic black figure vase painting
DETAILS
Museum Collection National Archaeological Museum, Athens
Catalogue No. Athens 16384
Beazley Archive No. 320285
Ware Attic Black Figure
Shape Krater, Skyphos
Painter Attributed to Nettos Painter
Date ca 625 - 575 B.C.
Period Archaic

DESCRIPTION

Heracles liberates the Titan Prometheus. The hero wields a bow with an arrow nocked and aimed at the Caucasian eagle. The crouching Titan is secured to a stake, and is bound at the wrists and ankles. The eagle is pierced by two of the hero's arrows.

ARTICLES

Prometheus, Caucasian Eagle