Ferryman of the dead over the lake or river (Styx) to Hades. Shown in his boat with the dead especially on Athenian white-ground lekythoi. He wears a countryman's cap and dress, and punts his passengers.
Above left: Detail from Athenian red-figure white-ground clay vase about 450-400 BC.. Munich, Antikensammlungen 2777. © Antikensammlungen, Munich
Above right: Detail from Athenian red-figure white-ground clay vase about 500-450 BC.Oxford. Ashmolean Museum G258. Photo. Ian Hiley © Ashmolean Museum