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Two-handled jar (amphora) with Herakles

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Side A: Herakles killing the Nemean lion, flanked by Iolaos and Athena. Side B: Herakles grasping right hand of Athena, flanked by Iolaos and Hermes. A large piece in B restored.

Provenance

By date unknown: Mrs. Abbott Lawrence Collection; 1897: gift to MFA of Mrs. Abbott Lawrence in the name of J. W. Paige

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Abbott Lawrence in the name of J. W. Paige

Greek, Archaic Period, about 520 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece

Catalogue Raisonné

CVA Boston 1, pl. 41.

Dimensions

Height: 40.8 cm (16 1/16 in.); diameter: 27.5 cm (10 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

97.205

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Black Figure

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels