Volute-krater depicting the journey of Orpheus to the Underworld.

Red-figured volute-krater. Apulia.
Attributed to The Underworld Painter (by Trendall).
Clay. Ca. 330—310 BCE.

Munich, State Antique Collection

From Canosa.
A: Underworld, Hades seated on throne with sceptre, Persephone with torch, footstool, both in Ionic temple, among Megara seated and children of Herakles (youths, one with phiale and amulet) at Ionic building, Dike seated with sword and scabbard, Peirithoos seated with club and Theseus with staff, Rhadamantys with oriental cap, Minos seated on chair with animal skin, and Aiakos seated on stool, all with sceptres and footstools, Orpheus in oriental cap with kithara, youth with wreath, woman, child (boy) with toy roller, Sisyphos with rock, Erinys with whip, Hermes, Herakles with Cerberus, Hekate with torches, Tantalos in patterned oriental costume with sceptre at rock, altar, river, ducks.
(cc) 2012. Photo: Egisto Sani (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0).
Exhibition “Die Unsterblichen Götter Griechenlands” (Munich).
© 2017. Description: http://www.beazley.ox.ac.uk.

Keywords: clay Apulian red-figure red-figured crater krater volute-crater volute-krater Apulia volute attributed to the Underworld Painter Unterwelt Hades Ade Persephone Persefone Helios Helius Elio Elios Selene Megara children of Herakles Therimachus Ophites Dike Pirithous Perithous Peirithoos Piritoo Theseus Teseo Rhadamanthus Rhadamanthys Radamanto Minos Minosse Aeacus Aiakos Eaco Orpheus Orfeo Sisyphus Sisyphos Sisifo Erinys Erinyes Erinnyen Erinyen Erinni Hermes Ermes twelfth feat labour exploit of Heracles Herakles Hercules Eracle Ercole three-headed dog Cerberus Kerberos Cerbero Hecate Hekate Ecate Tantalus Tantalos Tantalo female head floral pattern design ornament chariot quadriga horse horses pole shaft collar harness gear bridle reins wheel fish fishes dolphin throne sceptre scepter rod wand footstool Ionic temple youth youths phiale amulet Ionic building sword scabbard club staff oriental cap Phrygian cap chair animal skin stool kithara wreath woman child boy toy roller rock whip knout patterned oriental costume altar river ducks 3297