Red-Figure Hydria-Calpis: Hephaestus Returning to Mt. Olympus
Red-Figure Hydria-Calpis: Hephaestus Returning to Mt. Olympus
Red-Figure Hydria-Calpis: Hephaestus Returning to Mt. Olympus
Red-Figure Hydria-Calpis: Hephaestus Returning to Mt. Olympus
Red-Figure Hydria-Calpis: Hephaestus Returning to Mt. Olympus
Red-Figure Hydria-Calpis: Hephaestus Returning to Mt. Olympus
Red-Figure Hydria-Calpis: Hephaestus Returning to Mt. Olympus
Red-Figure Hydria-Calpis: Hephaestus Returning to Mt. Olympus
Red-Figure Hydria-Calpis: Hephaestus Returning to Mt. Olympus
Red-Figure Hydria-Calpis: Hephaestus Returning to Mt. Olympus
Red-Figure Hydria-Calpis: Hephaestus Returning to Mt. Olympus

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Red-Figure Hydria-Calpis: Hephaestus Returning to Mt. Olympus

Greek


The Agrigento Painter presents another scene of Hephaestus returning to Olympus. Unlike the roughly contemporaneous version by Hermonax, who depicted the satyrs as lecherous beasts, the Agrigento Painter showed the satyrs as more youthful, innocent and fun-loving. Hephaestus also appears younger here, and Hermes (recognizable by his winged boots), the youngest of all the gods and the patron of travelers crossing boundaries, is also part of the procession. Hermes is shown celebrating with the lyre, a musical instrument of his own invention.

Greek Art

The Agrigento Painter presents another scene of Hephaestus returning to Olympus. Unlike the roughly contemporaneous version by Hermonax, who depicted the satyrs as lecherous beasts, the Agrigento Painter showed the satyrs as more youthful, innocent and fun-loving. Hephaestus also appears younger here, and Hermes (recognizable by his winged boots), the youngest of all the gods and the patron of travelers crossing boundaries, is also part of the procession. Hermes is shown celebrating with the lyre, a musical instrument of his own invention.

Object Information

nationality
Greek
creation date
about 470 B.C.
materials
terracotta
accession number
47.34
credit line
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Eli Lilly
copyright
Public Domain
collection
Ancient Art of the Mediterranean
colors