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Pitcher (olpe) with Herakles in the bowl of Helios

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Herakles identified by his characteristic lion-skin helmet and club, is afloat in the bowl of Helios. Ivy leaves on the neck of the pitcher; there is a checkerboard pattern on the front of the rim.

Provenance

By 1903: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Rome.); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, March 24, 1903

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1900

Greek, Archaic Period, about 520–510 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece

Dimensions

Height: 21.7 cm (8 9/16 in.); diameter: 11.4 cm (4 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

03.783

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Black Figure

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels