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Drinking cup (kylix) depicting Herakles wrestling the Nemean lion

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Herakles is shown wrestling with the Nemean lion. His cloak, bow and quiver are hanging in the tree in the background. There are facing dolphins in three-line exergue, below the main scene. Condition: Restored, pieces of interior missing. One fragment of the scene, Louvre C 10413, which shows...

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By date unknown: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr. and George Allen (said to come from Cervetri); gift of Robert E. Hecht, Jr. and George Allen to MFA, October 13, 1960; the fragment on loan from the Louvre is from the Campana Collection.

Credit Line

Gift of Messrs. Robert E. Hecht, Jr. and George Allen

Greek, Archaic Period, about 530–510 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece

Catalogue Raisonné

CVA Boston 2, pl. 106, 04-06.


Height: 7.7 cm (3 1/16 in.); diameter: 16 cm (6 5/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Black Figure


The Ancient World