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Terracotta aryballos (oil flask)

Attributed to the Otterlo Painter

Period:
Middle Corinthian
Date:
ca. 595–570 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Corinthian
Medium:
Terracotta; black-figure
Dimensions:
H. 4 5/8 in. (11.7 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1906
Accession Number:
06.1021.20
  • Description

    Herakles attacking a centaur, probably Nessos

    The Otterloo Painter favored a type of aryballos with a flattened bottom. The narrative, mythological subject is unusually ambitious in his work. The centaur Nessos offered to help Deianeira, Herakles' wife, ford a stream and, in so doing, attacked her. Herakles here draws his sword against the aggressor.

  • Provenance

    Said to be from Greece

  • References

    Kossatz-Deissmann, Anneleise, Brigitte Servais-Soyez, Fulvio Canciani, Giovannangelo Camporeale, Hans Peter Isler, Ingrid Krauskopf, Odette Touchefeu-Meynier, Marcel Le Glay, and Dr. Jean-Charles Balty. 1981–1999. Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Vols. 1-8. Zürich: Artemis Verlag Zurich und Munchen.

    Kossatz-Deissmann, Anneleise, Brigitte Servais-Soyez, Fulvio Canciani, Giovannangelo Camporeale, Hans Peter Isler, Ingrid Krauskopf, Odette Touchefeu-Meynier, Marcel Le Glay, and Dr. Jean-Charles Balty. 1992. Kentauroi-Oiax, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Vol. 6. Zürich: Artemis Verlag Zurich und Munchen, Nessos, no. 117.

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