M24.2 HESPERID & THE HESPERIAN DRAGON
|Museum Collection||British Museum, London|
|Catalogue No.||London 1772,0320.432|
|Beazley Archive No.||N/A|
|Ware||Campanian Red Figure|
|Painter||Attributed to the Owl-Pillar Group|
|Date||ca. 470 - 425 B.C.|
A Hesperid nymph stands beside the golden-apple tree around which is coiled the dragon Ladon. The monster is depicted as a thick-bodied, two-headed serpent. The Titan Atlas approaches the tree on the right (not shown). Heracles stands behind him bearing the dome of heaven upon his shoulders.