Attic black-figure amphora with Herakles wrestling the Nemean lion - ROM2018_16819_17

ROM2018_16819_17

Attic black-figure amphora with Herakles wrestling the Nemean lion

Maker: Attributed to Group E
Medium:Wheel-thrown earthenware, slip-painted with incised detail
Geography: Made in Athens, Greece; found in Tarquinia, Etruria, Italy
Date: about 540 BC
Period: Greek Archaic period
Dimensions:
39.8 x 27.6 cm
Object number: 919.5.176
Credit Line: Sigmund Samuel Collection
On view
Gallery Location:Gallery of Greece
DescriptionThis Athenian amphora (wine jar) is decorated in black-figure technique. In the panel on one side is Herakles wrestling the Nemean lion and plunging a sword into its mouth, watched by a male and female onlooker (Iolaos and Athena). On the other side is a four-horsed chariot (quadriga) wheeling round and carrying a charioteer and a warrior wearing a crested helmet. On the base of the vase is a red dipinto and graffito mark. Attributed to the Group E painters by Beazley.T
Collection:
Greek World
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