|Summary:||Herakles & Pirithoos in Hades|
|Ware:||Attic Red Figure|
|Painter:||Attributed to the Alkimachos Painter|
|Context:||Said to be from Taras|
|Date:||ca. 470 BC - ca. 460 BC|
H. 42.5 cm.
The vase is in good condition. There are some pits and scratches on the surface.
Herakles and Perithoos in Hades. Perithoos, on the left, is seated on a stump. Herakles, standing, grasps his hand and leans back to help him up. Herakles, who has short hair and is bearded, wears a short chiton and his lion skin. Perithoos wears a chlamys, petasos and traveler's boots (puttees) and is holding a spear. Herakles carries his club.