P23.19B PERSEUS & ATHENA
|Museum Collection||Museum of Fine Arts, Boston|
|Catalogue No.||Boston 01.8070|
|Beazley Archive No.||N/A|
|Ware||Boeotian Black Figure|
|Date||Late C5th B.C.|
Perseus flees after beheading the Gorgon Medusa. The hero is nude and holds a sickle-blade (harpe) in one hand and the kibisis-bag containing the Gorgon's head in the other. The figure is doubled on the vase to represent his speedy flight. On the right, the hero's patron-goddess Athena stands with arms outstetched. She wears a helm and snake-trimmed aegis cloak, and a shield rests at her feet.
This image is a montage of several photos of the vase.