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On panel: Herakles and Pholos. At right Herakles, wearing lion's skin, sword and quiver, leans to right to lift lid of pithos buried in the earth; behind him, Pholos standing right (only front half of body shown), with right hand raised. Over background, ivy branches. Borders of double dots and...

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By date unknown: Eleanor A. Sayre Collection (loaned to MFA, June 3, 1947 as 139.47); gift of Eleanor A. Sayre to MFA, October 8, 1959

Credit Line

Gift of Eleanor A. Sayre

Greek, Archaic Period, about 540 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece


23.8 cm (9 3/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Black Figure


The Ancient World