|Collection:||Paris, Musée du Louvre|
|Summary:||Herakles and the Hydra accompanied by Athena and Iolaos|
|Ware:||Attic Black Figure, White Ground|
|Painter:||Attributed to the Diosphos Painter|
|Attributed By:||J.D. Beazley|
|Date:||ca. 500 BC - ca. 480 BC|
Decoration Description: Athena, wearing her Aegis and helmet, holding a spear in her lowered right hand, advances profile to the right, and reaches her left arm towards Herakles, seemingly to help him. Herakles and Iolaos both reach to the Hydra, from the left and right respectively. Herakles, wearing his belted lion skin, advances profile to the right, holding a scythe in his upraised left hand, with which to damage the Hydra; Hera's crab is beneath Herakles. Iolaos, wearing greaves, a chlamys over a short tunic, a sword, and a Corinthian helmet, advances profile to the left, grasping the Hydra with his upraised right hand; he grasps a torch in his upraised left hand, which he has lit on a fire, behind him.