Pitcher (olpe) with Herakles in the bowl of Helios

Greek
Archaic Period
about 520–510 B.C.
The Leagros Group


Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens

Dimensions

Height: 21.7 cm (8 9/16 in.); diameter: 11.4 cm (4 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

03.783

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Black Figure

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Herakles identified by his characteristic lion-skin helmet and club, is afloat in the bowl of Helios. Ivy leaves on the neck of the pitcher; there is a checkerboard pattern on the front of the rim.

Provenance

By 1903: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Rome.); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, March 24, 1903

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1900