Terracotta amphora (jar)

Attributed to a painter of Group E

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 155

Obverse, Herakles wrestling the Nemean Lion
Reverse, Herakles fighting Geryon

Group E is the name given to a workshop of painters active during the middle of the sixth century B.C. Exekias, the greatest black-figure artist, began among them. Geryon was a three-bodied creature who lived far to the west with his dog and herd of cattle. One of Herakles' labors was to kill Geryon and bring back the cattle.

Terracotta amphora (jar), Attributed to a painter of Group E, Terracotta, Greek, Attic

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