M24.1 HERACLES & THE HESPERIAN DRAGON
|The J. Paul Getty Museum, Malibu
|Beazley Archive No.
|Attic Red Figure
|Attributed to the Kleophrades Painter
|ca. 490 B.C.
Side A: Heracles battles the guardian Dragon of the golden apples of the Hesperides. The hero wears a lion-skin cape and brandishes a club. The many-headed serpent is coiled around the tree. On the far right the Titan Atlas bears the weight of the heavens upon his shoulders.
Side B: Peleus and Thetis (see other images).