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T40.5 THE PUNISHMENT OF SISYPHUS

Punishment of Sisyphus | Apulian red figure vase painting
DETAILS
Museum Collection Staatliche Antikensammlungen, Munich
Catalogue No. Munich 3297
Beazley Archive No. N/A
Ware Apulian Red Figure
Shape Krater, Volute
Painter Name vase of the Underworld Painter
Date ca 330 - 310 B.C.
Period Late Classical / Early Hellenistic

DESCRIPTION

Detail of the punishment of Sisyphus from a painting depicting Orpheus' journey to the Underworld. Sisyphus pushes a rock up a hill as an Erinys (Fury) lashes him with a whip. The goddess is dressed as a huntress with short skirt, boots and leopard-pelt cape, and her hair swarms with poisonous vipers.

ARTICLES

Erinyes

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Thumbnail Heracles & Cerberus

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Thumbnail Nemesis & Dioscuri

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Thumbnail Judges of the Dead

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