Detail of the body scene, right: the forepart (human part) of the bearded ...

View of the front, with side handles on either side

Detail of the shoulder, left: a fawn, grazing, profile to the right

Detail of the body scene, far right: a woman wearing a red himation over a...

Detail of the shoulder, right: a fawn, grazing, profile to the left, with ...

View of the left side, with the back handle on the left

Collection: Paris, Musée du Louvre
Summary: Main scene: Herakles and the centaur Nessos, with DeianeiraShoulder: fawns
Ware: Attic Black Figure
Painter: Attributed to the Painter of Vatican 309
Date: ca. 560 BC - ca. 540 BC
Primary Citation: ABV, 120.1; Beazley Addenda 2, 33
Shape: Hydria
Beazley Number: 300867
Period: High Archaic

Decoration Description:

On the body is depicted the rape of Deianeira by Nessos. On the left stands a woman with a Daedalic hairstyle, wearing a red himation over a black chiton, and a red polos (?), profile to the right. Herakles, wearing his belted lion skin over a short tunic, and his quiver on his back, advances to the right, toward the centaur Nessos, wielding his sword in his right hand. Herakles' wife, Deianeira, wearing a red peplos, rides side-saddle, profile to the right, on the back of the centaur Nessos, but turns her head profile to the left, with her arms upraised, beseeching Herakles to help her. Nessos holds his left hand at waist level and his right hand to his head, seemingly in surprise. On the far right stands a woman, wearing a red himation over a black peplos, profile to the right, holding her himation out in her upraised right hand.

Two antithetical fawns, grazing, with a rosette above their ears.

The base is decorated with rays.

Sources Used: Boardman 1974, fig. 74