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 Hybrisstas - Poseidon or Zeus ?
 Tryphon - Head flask in the form of a smiling negro head
 Anonymous - Plaque in cameo glass : satyr holding out a bunch of grapes to the child Dionysus
 Anonymous - The Esquiline patera
 Anonymous - The Bacchus of the via del Babuino
 Petit Palais Painter 336 - Lekythoi with a bistre background
 Polykleitos (after) - Ephebe from the Fins d’Annecy
 Anonymous - Calyx-Krater : Herakles in the garden of the Hesperides
 Dutuit painter - Oinochoe with a trefoil-shaped mouth
 Colmar painter (decoration attributed to the) - Mule rhyton

Calyx-Krater : Herakles in the garden of the Hesperides

Anonymous
Production : Athens
Circa 360 BC
Provenance : Tanagra (Boeotia)
Yellowish clay, red figures, numerous white highlights

Exports of Athenian ceramics to northern Greece, which began in the 5th century BC, continued throughout the following century. This accounts for the discovery of a number of Attic vases in Boeotia, notably in Tanagra.

Based on these discoveries, the most popular type of vase in Boeotia was the chalice-shaped crater, which has a more slender form than in the previous century. The popularity of this shape is perhaps associated with local cult practices.

In the figurative repertoire, Herakles holds a privileged position alongside Dionysos, but he is quite different from the hero of the classical era. He is rarely depicted performing his labours, with the exception of his stay in the garden of the Hesperides. However, this episode is depicted in a totally new light. The hero no longer fights the snake guarding the tree with the golden apples or carries the world on his shoulders in place of Atlas. A younger, clean-shaven, naked Herakles , simply bearing on his head the Nemean lion skin, sits peacefully in a luxuriant garden prefiguring the Elysian Fields, watching the golden apples which the Hesperides will bring him, symbolising immortality, being picked.

Inventory number: 
ADUT00339
Calyx-Krater : Herakles in the garden of the Hesperides
Calyx-Krater : Herakles in the garden of the Hesperides
Calyx-Krater : Herakles in the garden of the Hesperides
Calyx-Krater : Herakles in the garden of the Hesperides
Inventory number : ADUT00339
Acquisition details : Dutuit bequest, 1902
Room 34. The Greek World
The Classical World
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