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Judgement of Paris | Attic red figure vase painting
Museum Collection Antikensammlung Berlin
Catalogue No. Berlin F2536
Beazley Archive No. 217284
Ware Attic Red Figure
Shape Kylix
Painter Name vase of the Painter of Berlin 2536
Date ca 440 B.C.
Period Classical


Side A: Hermes leads the three goddesses Aphrodite, Athena and Hera to Paris for his judgement in the contest for the golden apple. The Trojan prince sits in a pillared doorway, holding a royal staff and lyre. Before him stands Hermes, holding a kerykeion (herald's wand) and wearing a chlamys (traveller's cloak) and winged cap. Of the three goddesses, Aphrodite is veiled and holds a winged Eros (Love) and myrtle wreath in her hands, Athena wears the aegis cloak and holds a spear and helm, and Hera wears a crown and bears a miniature lion and royal lotus-tipped staff.
Side B: Meeting of Paris and Helen (not shown).


Aphrodite, Athena, Eros, Hera, Hermes