Charon, Attic Lekythos Detail

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Mark Cartwright
by Peter Roan
published on 12 May 2021
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A detail of an Attic lekythos vase, c. 450 BCE showing Charon, the boatman who ferried souls across the river Styx to Hades. To the right is Hermes, identified by his kerykeion or herald's staff and fulfilling one of his functions as guide to the dead. (Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York)

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Roan, P. (2021, May 12). Charon, Attic Lekythos Detail. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/14014/charon-attic-lekythos-detail/

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Roan, Peter. "Charon, Attic Lekythos Detail." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 12 May 2021. Web. 21 Sep 2021.