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Fragment from a water jar (hydria) with legs of Cerberus

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Decoration Description: Small, five-sided sherd from a vase which carries the scene of Herakles, with Athena and Hermes, leading Kerberos out of Hades. This piece is decorated with Herakles' foot and ankle, a bit of the paw of his lion skin; a part of the jaw and neck of one of the heads of...

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Provenance

By date unknown: Dietrich von Bothmer Collection; gift of Dietrich von Bothmer to MFA, November 14, 1973

Credit Line

Gift of Dietrich von Bothmer

Greek, Archaic Period, about 500 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece

Dimensions

W x D: 6.8 x 0.52 cm (2 11/16 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

1973.575

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels