Attic black-figure amphora showing Herakles wrestling with Triton - ROM2018_16779_5

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Attic black-figure amphora showing Herakles wrestling with Triton

Maker: Attributed to the Circle of the Lysippides Painter
Medium:Wheel-thrown earthenware, slip-painted with incised detail
Geography: Made in Athens, Greece; found in Tarquinia, Etruria, Italy
Date: about 530-520 BC
Period: Greek Archaic period
Dimensions:
46.4 x 29.8 cm
Object number: 919.5.19
Credit Line: Sigmund Samuel Collection
On view
Gallery Location:Gallery of Greece
DescriptionThis Athenian Type A amphora is decorated in black-figure technique. On one side is Herakles, wearing his lion skin, wrestling with Triton, a god with a sea-serpent body. Surrounding the scene are dolphins and an octopus. On the other side is a departure scene showing a man, wearing a cloak and animal-skin cap and carrying two hunting spears, leading a horse away from a woman. On the base of the vase is a dipinto mark. This vase has been attributed to the Circle of the Lysippides Painter by Hayes and Ahlberg Cornell.
Collection:
Greek World
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