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Terracotta oinochoe (jug)

Attributed to the Painter of the Vienna Stamnos 318
late 6th–early 5th century B.C.
Terracotta; black-figure
H.: 12 1/2 in. (31.8 cm)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1910
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Herakles and the Nemean Lion

In the combat between Herakles and the Nemean Lion depicted here, the protagonists are locked together horizontally rather than confronting each other vertically. The distinction is of chronological import, as the horizontal scheme is the later one, becoming popular during the third quarter of the sixth century B.C.
Said to be from near Viterbo

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1911. "Department of Classical Art: The Accessions of 1910--II. Vases." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 6(2): pp. 31-3, fig. 3.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1940. Handbook of the Etruscan Collection. p. 39, fig. 120, New York: Marchbanks Press.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1946. Attic Red-Figured Vases: A Survey. p. 44, fig. 14, New Haven: Yale University Press.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1958[1946]. Attic Red-Figured Vases: A Survey, Revised Edition, 2nd edn. p. 44, fig. 14, New Haven: Yale University Press.

Spivey, Nigel Jonathan. 1987. "The Micali Painter and his Followers." Ph.D. Diss. p. 84, n. 40. Clarendon Press.

Kossatz-Deissmann, Anneliese, Brigitte Servais-Soyez, Fulvio Canciani, Giovannangelo Camporeale, Hans Peter Isler, Ingrid Krauskopf, Odette Touchefeu-Meynier, Marcel Le Glay, and Dr. Jean-Charles Balty. 1990. Herakles-Kenchrias, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Vol. 5. no. 182, p. 218, Herakles/Hercle, no. 182, Zürich: Artemis Verlag Zurich und Munchen.

de Puma, Richard Daniel. 2013. Etruscan Art in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. no. 4.112, pp. 126, 131, 282, New Haven and London: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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