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Drinking cup (kylix) depicting Herakles rescuing Deianera from Nessos

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nterior: The abduction of Deianara from her husband Heracles by the centaur Nessos. Inscribed names accompany the figures (see inscription module). Exterior: Battle of Centaurs and Lapiths Figures. Inscribed names accompany the figures (see inscription module). [Label text]: This vase is an...

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Interior: ΗΡΑΚΛΕΣ, ΝΕΣΟΣ, ΔΕΙΑΝΕΙΡΑ Exterior Side A: middle group - ΠΕΡΙΘΟΣ, Right hand group - ΘΗΣΕVΣ, ΝΕΩΝ Left hand group - ΕVΡVΒΟΤΟΣ, ΚΡΕΘΕVΣ Exterior Side B: middle group - ΑΙΘΩΝ, ΠΟΛVΑΙΝΟΣ Left hand group - ΑΝΤΙΝΟΜΟΣ ΑΣΜΕΤΟΣ Right hand group - ΤΕΛΕΣ ΝΕΣΕVΣ ΚΑΛΟΣ


1878: first published by G. Körte in AZ, p. 114; according to L. D. Caskey and J. D. Beazley, Attic Vase Paintings in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, III, nos. 171 and 172 [00.344 and 00.345] were from the collection of Count Bruschi at Tarquinia; by 1900: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: It is said these two vases [00.344 and 00.345] were found in one tomb); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, February 1900

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, about 420–410 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece

Catalogue Raisonné

Caskey-Beazley, Attic Vase Paintings (MFA), no. 172.


Height: 13.4 cm (5 1/4 in.); diameter: 35.5 cm (14 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure


The Ancient World