P23.8 PERSEUS, MEDUSA & THE GORGONS
|Museum Collection||Musée du Louvre, Paris|
|Catalogue No.||Louvre Ca2588|
|Beazley Archive No.||352011|
|Ware||Attic Black Figure (White Ground)|
|Painter||Attributed to Compare to Haimon Painter|
|Date||ca 525 - 475 B.C.|
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.