|Museum Collection||National Archaeological Museum of Taranto|
|Catalogue No.||Taranto 8264|
|Beazley Archive No.||N/A|
|Ware||Apulian Red Figure|
|Painter||Name vase of the Painter of the Birth of Dionysos|
|Date||ca. 405 - 385 B.C.|
Detail of Hermes from a painting depicting the birth of the god Dionysus.
Hermes, holding a caduceus or herald's wand, stands beneath Zeus ready to receive the infant to deliver him to the foster care of Silenus and Nysiad nymphs.