|Collection:||Paris, Musée du Louvre|
|Summary:||Side A: Infant Herakles and snakes. Side B: Zeus sending forth Hermes and Iris.|
|Ware:||Attic Red Figure|
|Painter:||Attributed to the Berlin Painter|
|Date:||ca. 480 BC - 470 BC|
Date Description: Middle period with conventional drawing style
Side A: At the left, a female figure draped in chiton, wearing a stephane and bracelets, makes a gesture of conspiracy with two bent fingers ( Side B: Hermes departs to the left wearing his winged boots, chitoniskos patterned in dilute glaze, chlamys, petasos (tied on with added red), and holding his kerykeion; his musculature and long hair is done partly in dilute glaze. Zeus standing in the center is dressed in Ionic chiton (with dilute glaze folds) and himation, wears an added red fillet, and holds his long scepter and thunderbolt (with added red). He dispatches both Hermes and Iris. Winged Iris runs to the right wearing Ionic chiton (with dilute glaze pleats) and himation, added red bracelets, and stephane. Her chignon is tied in added red. She is winged and carries a kerykeion.
The border below the reserve groundline has two joined meanders alternating left and right with crosses. A tongue pattern encircles the bases of the handles and the rim. Palmettes and buds are above and below handles.
Shape Description: Special long-necked shape. Displayed with a lid.
Graffiti: Incised sign on the base of the foot.
Collection History: Once in the Durand collection.