Hydria with Herakles

Made of ceramic pottery

hand-drawn and painted

30 cm (12") High

Item No.

Greek Age (7th-4th century B.C.)

This Item is an Identical Museum Reproduction

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HAND-CRAFTED AND HAND PAINTED BEAUTIFUL Replica from an original ancient Greek Vase TYPE: HYDRIA Musem Replica Ketos of Troy Hydria. This vase is a replica of one found at the Etruscan colony of Caere, and is therefore known as a Caeretan black figure hydria. The original was created between 530-520 b.c., and is kept in the Niarchos Collection, in Athens, Greece. The main scene shows Hercules (Herakles) fighting the sea monster (ketos) of Troy. The sea monster on the vase is shark-like, with a spiney back and long tail. Around the ketos are other sea creatures: a seal, dolphins, an octopus. The ketos was sent by Poseidon, god of the sea, to terrorize the people of Troy. To be rid of the beast, the king's daughter had to be sacrificed. So King Laomedon chained his daughter Hesione to the cliff by the sea. Hercules rescued her by killing the ketos with a fish hook, visible in his hand.The reverse of the vase shows some hunting symbols: eagles chasing a hare. The foot and shoulder design are done in typical, bright, Caeretan style.
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