about 500–475 B.C.
the Athena Painter
Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens
Height: 16 cm (6 5/16 in.); diameter: 11.2 cm (4 7/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Ceramic, Black Figure
Not On View
Decorated band covered with pale yellow slip. Herakles walking to right, leading a sphinx by two cords. Meaningless inscription in the field (around Heracles and the Sphinx).
By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to his records: found near Thebes); 1898: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 69,618.13 (this figure is the total price for MFA 98.641-98.940)
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund