Attic black-figure cup showing Herakles fighting an Amazon - ROM2018_16764_26

ROM2018_16764_26

Attic black-figure cup showing Herakles fighting an Amazon

Maker: Attributed to the Manner of the Haimon Painter
Medium:Wheel-thrown earthenware, slip-painted with incised detail
Geography: Made in Athens, Greece; findspot unknown
Date: about 480 BC
Period: Greek Archaic period
Dimensions:
11.5 x 17.4 cm
Object number: 920.68.21
Credit Line: Gift of Sigmund Samuel
On view
Gallery Location:Gallery of Greece
DescriptionEach side of the wine cup (skyphos) shows the same scene between large palmettes. Herakles, wearing his lion skin, uses his club to attack a fleeing Amazon, who is dressed and armed as a hoplite warrior. Attributed to the manner of the Haimon Painter by Beazley.
Collection:
Greek World
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