|H e r c u l e s a n
d t h e S e r p e n t s
Hercules and the Serpents
Hercules grabs a snake with either hand as Iphicles reaches
out towards a frightened Alcmene, and Amphitryon prepares to strike the
snakes with his sword.
Athena stands calmly behind the cline.
by Nausicaa Painter (c. 450 BCE)
New York, Metropolitan Museum 25.28
(Click the image for a full screen view)
to the top
©1998-1999 Roy George