Attic black-figure amphora showing Herakles fighting an Amazon - ROM2018_16764_11

ROM2018_16764_11

Attic black-figure amphora showing Herakles fighting an Amazon

Maker: Attributed to the Painter of Toronto 313
Medium:Wheel-thrown earthenware, slip-painted with incised detail
Geography: Made in Athens, Greece; found in Tarquinia, Etruria, Italy
Date: about 500 BC
Period: Greek Archaic period
Dimensions:
29.8 x 19 cm
Object number: 919.5.136
Credit Line: Sigmund Samuel Collection
On view
Gallery Location:Gallery of Greece
DescriptionOn one side of the amphora (wine jar) Herakles, wearing his lion skin, attacks an Amazon warrior with his club. On the other side, a hoplite warrior attacks an Amazon dressed as a hoplite, but with white skin (perhaps Achilles attacking Penthesilea). On either side stand male onlookers wearing cloaks and holding staffs. This is the name-vase of the Painter of Toronto 313 according to Beazley.
Collection:
Greek World
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