Attic black-figure cup showing Herakles attacking the centaur Nessos - ROM2018_16764_64

ROM2018_16764_64

Attic black-figure cup showing Herakles attacking the centaur Nessos

Medium:Wheel-thrown earthenware, slip-painted with incised detail
Geography: Made in Athens, Greece; findspot unknown
Date: about 550-530 BC
Period: Greek Archaic period
Dimensions:
13.5 x 21.6 cm
Object number: 959.17.74
On view
Gallery Location:Gallery of Greece
DescriptionEach side of this Athenian wine cup (kylix) is decorated with a similar scene showing a naked man with a sword attacking a centaur while women and men look on. This may be the Greek hero Herakles attacking the centaur Nessos. 
Collection:
Greek World
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