N18.1 HERACLES & GERAS
|Museum Collection||National Etruscan Museum, Rome|
|Catalogue No.||Villa Giulia 48238|
|Beazley Archive No.||202567|
|Ware||Attic Red Figure|
|Painter||Attributed to the Matsch Painter|
|Date||ca. 500 - 450 B.C.|
Heracles converses with Geras, the personification of old age. The hero leans on a knotted club and wears a lion-skin cape. The daemon is depicted as a shrunken, old man with an emaciated frame, crooked back, bald pate, large genitals and walking stick.
Detail of Geras.