about 540 B.C.
Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens
23.8 cm (9 3/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Ceramic, Black Figure
Not On View
On panel: Herakles and Pholos. At right Herakles, wearing lion’s skin, sword and quiver, leans to right to lift lid of pithos buried in the earth; behind him, Pholos standing right (only front half of body shown), with right hand raised. Over background, ivy branches. Borders of double dots and dentils above; double dots left and right.
By date unknown: Eleanor A. Sayre Collection (loaned to MFA, June 3, 1947 as 139.47); gift of Eleanor A. Sayre to MFA, October 8, 1959
Gift of Eleanor A. Sayre