T20.3 HERACLES & ATLAS
|Museum Collection||National Archaeological Museum, Athens|
|Catalogue No.||Athens 1132|
|Beazley Archive No.||330739|
|Ware||Attic Black Figure (White Ground)|
|Painter||Attributed to the Athena Painter|
|Date||ca. 525 - 475 B.C.|
Atlas recovers the golden apples of the Hesperides for Heracles. The hero wears a lion-skin cape and bears the roof of star-spangled portico, representing the sky, upon his shoulders. His club, bow and quiver of arrows rest nearby. The Titan holds two apples in his hands.