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Neck Amphora (storage jar): Herakles and the Nemean Lion; Theseus and the Minotaur

Antimenes Painter540 BCE - 530 BCE

Harvard Art Museums

Harvard Art Museums

Group E amphora. Side A: Herakles wrestles with the Nemean lion between Iolaus and Athena holding a shield with tripod. Side B: Theseus battles the Minotaur between two maidens. On the shoulder, a cockfight.

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  • Title: Neck Amphora (storage jar): Herakles and the Nemean Lion; Theseus and the Minotaur
  • Date: 540 BCE - 530 BCE
  • Technique: Black-figure
  • Physical Dimensions: w31.5 x h41.3 cm
  • Period: Archaic period
  • Credit Line: Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of David M. Robinson
  • Creation Place: Attica/Europe/Ancient & Byzantine World
  • Artist: The Antimenes Painter
  • Type: Vessels
  • External Link: Harvard Art Museums
  • Medium: Terracotta

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