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Drinking cup (kylix) depicting Herakles fighting Acheloos

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Siana cup Side A: The witch Circe and the companions of Odysseus, who appear to be in the process of being transformed into various animals. Side B: Combat of Herakles and Acheloös. Interior: Sphinx To win the hand of his wife Deianira, Herakles had to fight first the River-god Acheloos. ...

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By 1898: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Athens Xmas '98. Said to come from Thebes, market for Boeotia.); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, 1899, for $ 32,500.00 (this is the total price for MFA 99.338-99.542)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Archaic Period, about 560–550 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece

Catalogue Raisonné

CVA Boston 2, pl. 087.


Height: 18.2 cm (7 3/16 in.); diameter: 26.7 cm (10 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Black Figure


The Ancient World