M13.4 HERACLES & HYDRA
|Museum Collection||Regional Archaeological Museum Antonio Salinas, Palermo|
|Catalogue No.||Palermo V763|
|Beazley Archive No.||202487|
|Ware||Attic Red Figure|
|Painter||Attributed to the Syleus Painter|
|Date||ca. 450 - 500 B.C.|
Side A: Heracles and his squire Iolaus battle the Lernaean Hydra. The serpent is depicted as a thick-bodied brute with twelve heads sprouting from its trunk. Heracles, on the left, snaps one of the beast's necks while Iolaus, on the right, applies a brand to the severed stump.
Side B: Nereus, Hermes & Athena (not shown).