P21.6 HERA & IRIS
|Museum Collection||Rhode Island School of Design Museum, New York|
|Catalogue No.||RISD 35.707|
|Beazley Archive No.||204107|
|Ware||Attic Red Figure|
|Painter||Attributed to the Brygos Painter|
|Date||ca. 480 B.C.|
Hera is attended by her handmaiden Iris. The queen of the gods wears tiara-crown and holds a royal sceptre and cup in her hands. Iris, the winged goddess of the rainbow, stands holding a herald's wand (kerykeion) in one hand and an oinochoe jug in the other. Her hair is bound with a head-scarf (sakkos).
Detail of the goddess Iris.