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Terracotta amphora (jar)

Attributed to the manner of the Antimenes Painter
Period:
Archaic
Date:
ca. 530–520 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; black-figure
Dimensions:
H. 24 1/2 in. (62.2 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1917
Accession Number:
17.230.7
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Obverse, Athena mounting her chariot, with Herakles and gods
Reverse, Herakles and the Nemean lion

The obverse depicts the introduction of Herakles into Mount Olympos. He is accompanied by Athena, his protectress, Apollo, Dionysos, and Leto; the names are inscribed.
Beazley, John D. 1956. Attic Black-figure Vase-painters. p. 281, no. 15, Oxford: Clarendon Press.

Beazley, John D. 1971. Paralipomena: Additions to Attic Black-Figure Vase-Painters and to Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters [2nd edition]. p. 123, Oxford: Clarendon Press.

Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae (LIMC). 1990. Vol. 5: Herakles-Kenchrias. "Herakles," p. 127, no. 2887, pl. 116, Zürich: Artemis Verlag.

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. 1992. Kentauroi-Oiax, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Vol. 6. Leto, no. 62, Zürich: Artemis Verlag.

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