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Fragmentary stand of a terracotta lebes gamikos (round-bottomed bowl with handles and stand used in weddings)

Period:
Classical
Date:
3rd quarter of 5th century B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; red-figure
Dimensions:
H. 7 1/2 in. (19.1 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1919
Accession Number:
19.192.33a–e
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Herakles and two figures

Herakles appears beardless here, giving him an unusually young aspect. He has his lion's skin and club, however. Of particular note is the elaborately patterned garment.
Miller, Margaret C. 1997. Athens and Persia in the Fifth Century B.C.: A Study in Cultural Receptivity. p. 179 n. 181, Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press.

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