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Attic red figure skyphos

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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...

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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

Greek, Classical Period, about 450–440 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece


18.5 cm (7 5/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure


The Ancient World