Two-handled jar (amphora) with Herakles

Greek
Archaic Period
about 520 B.C.
the Antimenes Painter


Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens

Catalogue Raisonné

CVA Boston 1, pl. 41.

Dimensions

Height: 40.8 cm (16 1/16 in.); diameter: 27.5 cm (10 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

97.205

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Black Figure

On View

Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery for Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Side A: Herakles killing the Nemean lion, flanked by Iolaos and Athena.
Side B: Herakles grasping right hand of Athena, flanked by Iolaos and Hermes. A large piece in B restored.

Provenance

By date unknown: Mrs. Abbott Lawrence Collection; 1897: gift to MFA of Mrs. Abbott Lawrence in the name of J. W. Paige

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Abbott Lawrence in the name of J. W. Paige