Attic black-figure lidded amphora showing Herakles stealing the Delphic Tripod - ROM2018_16779_13

ROM2018_16779_13

Attic black-figure lidded amphora showing Herakles stealing the Delphic Tripod

Maker: Attributed to the Group of Würzburg 199
Medium:Wheel-thrown earthenware, slip-painted with incised detail
Geography: Made in Athens, Greece. Findspot unknown
Date: about 520 BC
Period: Greek Archaic period
Dimensions:
39.8 x 26.2 cm
Object number: 927.39.1.A
On view
Gallery Location:Gallery of Greece
DescriptionThis Athenian amphora (wine jar) with a lid is decorated in black-figure technique. On one side Herakles, supported by Athena, fights with Apollo, who is supported by Artemis, over the Delphic Tripod. Herakles carries his club and arrow quiver, and Apollo carries a bow. On the other side is a scene showing warriors departing for battle. A warrior dressed as a hoplite (with a helmet and a round shield with boar motif) faces a bearded archer wearing a pointed Scythian cap. The men are flanked by robed men, one with a white beard, carrying spears. This was attributed to the Group of Wurzburg 199 by Beazley.
Collection:
Greek World
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