Volute-krater depicting the journey of Orpheus to the Underworld. Detail: Hermes, Heracles and Cerberus, Hecate
Red-figured volute-krater. Apulia.
Attributed to The Underworld Painter.
Clay. Ca. 330—310 BCE.
Munich, State Antique CollectionPhoto by Egisto Sani

Volute-krater depicting the journey of Orpheus to the Underworld. Detail: Hermes, Heracles and Cerberus, Hecate.

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

Munich, State Antique Collection
(München, Staatliche Antikensammlungen)

Origin:
From Canosa.
Description:
This detail shows the twelfth and latest labor assigned to Heracles (Hercules) by king Eurysteus: the Cerberus’s capturing; the hero wearing the lion fur is dragging off Cerberus on a lead while Hermes points the way.
Credits:
(cc) 2012. Photo: Egisto Sani (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0).
Exhibition “Die Unsterblichen Götter Griechenlands” (Munich).
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