M12.5 CERBERUS, HERMES & HERACLES
|Museum Collection||Museum of Fine Arts, Boston|
|Catalogue No.||Boston 01.8025|
|Beazley Archive No.||-|
|Ware||Attic Red Figure|
|Painter||Paseas (aka the Painter of the Cerberus Plate)|
|Date||ca. 525 - 520 B.C.|
Heracles drags Cerberus, the hound of Hades, from the underworld on a lead as one of his twelve labours. The hero wears a lion-skin cape and raises a bow to subdue the beast. He is accompanied by the god Hermes, guide of the dead, who wears a peaked cap and holds a herald's wand (kerykeion) in his hand.