T21.5 HERACLES, PROMETHEUS & THE EAGLE
|Museum Collection||National Archaeological Museum, Athens|
|Catalogue No.||Athens 16384|
|Beazley Archive No.||320285|
|Ware||Attic Black Figure|
|Painter||Attributed to Nettos Painter|
|Date||ca. 625 - 575 B.C.|
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.
Detail of the Caucasian eagle.