Lakonian black-figure cup
Vatican Museum
Sixth Century BC
Atlas (on left), carries the heavens on his shoulders and looks at Prometheus (on right). Note the vulture pecking at the liver of the bound Prometheus. At the bottom of the cup Zeus' thunderbolt and a Doric column capital can be seen.



Prometheus the Creator of Humankind

Prometheus the Benefactor of Humankind

    The Fire-Giver and Craftsman

    The Trick of Sacrifice

Prometheus the Titan (antagonist of Zeus)

    Prometheus Bound

    Prometheus Unbound (by Herakles)

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