Attic black-figure lidded amphora showing Herakles and the Erymanthian boar - ROM2018_16778_41

ROM2018_16778_41

Attic black-figure lidded amphora showing Herakles and the Erymanthian boar

Maker: Attributed to the Group of Toronto 305
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:
40.2 x 26 cm
Object number: 927.39.2.A
On view
Gallery Location:Gallery of Greece
DescriptionAthenian wine jar (amphora) with a lid decorated in black-figure technique. On one side Herakles holds the Erymanthian Boar over king Eurystheus, who hides in a large jar (pithos) in the ground. The scene is watched by Iolaos, carrying two spears, and by Athena, fully armed.  On the other side, Dionysos holds a wine cup (kantharos) and ivy branches. He is flanked by his some of his followers, with a maenad and a satyr dancing on either side.  On the base is a painted graffito.  This is identified as the name-vase of the Group of Toronto 305 by Beazley.
Collection:
Greek World
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