Kerkopes

Bronze shield band relief, 6th century BC, and sketch. Berlin Archeological Institute B975Detail from Athenian black-figure clay vase about 550-500 BC. Ashmolean Museum 1889.1010. Photo. Ian HileyRobber brothers captured by Herakles who carries them off upside-down, bound to a yoke over his shoulders. Their jokes persuade him to free them but eventually Zeus turns them into monkeys.

Above left: Bronze shield band relief, 6th century BC, and sketch. Berlin Archeological Institute B975 © Archeological Institute. Berlin

Above right: Detail from Athenian black-figure clay vase about 550-500 BC. Ashmolean Museum 1889.1010. Photo. Ian Hiley © Ashmolean Museum