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Side A: Linos sinks into chair, holding lyre with left hand and with right tries to fend off Herakles who is about to strike him again with footstool. A music case hangs in background. Dilute glaze for musculature and added red for lyre details, case and Linos' wounded head. Side B. Komos scene....

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By 1956: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland (auction 16, June 30, 1956, lot 124); by 1964: with Herbert A. Cahn (loaned to MFA, March 17, 1965 as 243.65); gift of Herbert A. Cahn to MFA, March 9,1966

Credit Line

Gift of Herbert A. Cahn

Greek, Late Archaic Period, about 480 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece


36 cm (14 3/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure


The Ancient World