K8.21 ATHENA & THE GIANT ENCELADUS
|Museum Collection||Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa|
|Catalogue No.||Tampa 86.25|
|Beazley Archive No.||340572|
|Ware||Attic Black Figure|
|Painter||Attributed to the Swing Painter|
|Date||ca. 510 - 500 B.C.|
The goddess Athena battles the giant Enceladus. The goddess is equipped with a shield, spear, helm and aegis cloak, and the giant a shield, spear, helm, greaves and breastplate.
Although unlikely, the painting might instead depict Athena battling Ares in a scene from Homer's Iliad. Ares and the giants are both depicted as generic hoplite warriors in Athenian black figure painting.