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Perseus, Medusa & Gorgons | Attic black figure vase painting
Museum Collection Musée du Louvre, Paris
Catalogue No. Louvre Ca2588
Beazley Archive No. 352011
Ware Attic Black Figure (White Ground)
Shape Pyxis
Painter Attributed to Compare to Haimon Painter
Date ca 525 - 475 B.C.
Period Archaic


Perseus flees with the head of the Gorgon Medusa. The hero wears winged boots and a cap, and holds a pair of hunting spears in one hand. The kibisis-bag containing the Gorgoneion hangs from his waist. The god Hermes strides before him, wearing winged boots and a chlamys cloak and carrying two spears. Athena follows with the serpent-trimmed aegis-cloak draped across her arm and a spear in one hand. Two winged Gorgons, each with a pair of serpents sprouting from their waists, pursue the hero. Medusa stands decapitated, flanked by her new-born twins--the winged horse Pegasus and the boy Chrysaor.


Perseus, Medusa, Gorgones, Pegasus, Chrysaor, Athena, Hermes