Drinking cup (skyphos)

Greek
Classical Period
about 450–440 B.C.
The Euaichme Painter


Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens

Dimensions

18.5 cm (7 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

01.8076

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure

On View

Greek Archaic Gallery (Gallery 113)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Side A: Man, leaning on staff, and Herakles.
Side B: Man addressing a youth. Sash side inscribed. Repaired: parts of drawing restored.
[Label text]:
Represented on this skyphos is an older man addressing the hero Herakles. Herakles is depicted in typical fashion, wearing the skin of the Nemean lion and carrying a club.

Provenance

By 1901: with E. P. Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Rome.); purchased by MFA from E. P. Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund