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Object Number:MS3497
Current Location: Greece Gallery
Currently On Display
Provenience: Italy
Manufacture Location: Attica
Maker: Exekias
Lysippides Painter
Locus: Crocifisso del Tufo, Tomb 1
Period: Archaic Greek Period
Date Made: ca. 530 BCE
Early Date: -530
Late Date: -520
Technique:Black Figure
Nemean Lion
Greek Inscription
Height: 56.5 cm
Outside Diameter:36 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Riccardo Mancini; Subscription of John Wanamaker, 1898


Amphora, Type A. A. Herakles and the Nemean Lion. Herakles at left grappling on ground with lion. Behind him Athena facing right. Behind the hindquarters of the lion is Iolaos. Inscriptions in the field beside the figures and one other at extreme left. Above palmette and lotus chain. B. Dionysos and Ariadne. In center, l. to r., Ariadne and Dionysos. To left a partially preserved dancing satyr (tip of tail preserved) and to right a dancing maenad. The legs of 2 children, perhaps Oinopion and Staphylus, hang from Ariadne's shoulders. Dionysos holds a grapevine and a kantharos. Inscriptions in field. Part of palmette and lotus chain preserved above. On A... (inscription), with room for probably four or five letters before the epsilon. Restored from many fragments, with parts in plaster. Recalls Exekias and the Lysippides Painter (Beazley). Exekias (Mommsen).

Orvieto, Crocifisso del Tufo, Tomb 1

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Classical Gallery: Greece (1975 - 1989) View Objects in Exhibition
Ancient Greek World (08 May 1994) View Objects in Exhibition


[Electronic] 1997. The Perseus Project.. Tufts University. Actual CitationView Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Catalogue, Exhibition] Reusser, Christoph. 2018. "Exekias hat mich gemalt und getöpfert" : Ausstellung in der Archäologischen Sammlung der Universität Zürich, 9.11.2018 - 31.3.2019.. Zurich. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: pp. 284-291, no. 17View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Stolyarik, Yelena, and Romano, Irene B., and Romano, David G., and DeVries, Keith R., and White, Donald J. 1995. The Ancient Greek World:The Rodney S. Young Gallery.. Philadelphia. University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 3View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] 1991. Gens antiquissima Italiae: Antichità dall'Umbria a New York.. Perugia. Electa/Editori Umbri Associati. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 434View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Shapiro, H. A. 1989. Art and Cult Under the Tyrants in Athens.. Mainz am Rhein. Verlag Philipp von Zabern. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 121, note 25; pl. 53DView Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Article] Boardman, John. 1978. "Exekias". American Journal of Archaeology. Boston. Archaeological Institute of America. Vol. 82. pg. 11-25 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 14, note 17View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Beazley, John D. 1971. Paralipomena: Additions to Attic Black-Figure Vase-Painters and Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters (Second Edition).. Oxford. Clarendon Press. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 318View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Brommer, Frank. 1960. Vasenlisten zur griechischen Heldensage.. Marburg/Lahn, N. G. Elwert. ed. 2nd. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 104, no. 46View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Article] Clement, Paul A. 1955. "Geryon and Others in Los Angeles". Hesperia: the Journal of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens. Cambridge. Harvard University Press. Vol. 24. no. 1. pg. 1-24 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 9, note 15View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Beazley, John D. 1928. Attic Black-Figure: a sketch; Annual lecture on aspects of art, Henriette Hertz Trust of the British Academy.. London. H. Milford. pg. 50 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 31View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Catalogue, Collection] Luce, Stephen B. 1921. Catalogue of the Mediterranean Section.. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: pp. 98-99, no. 110View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Article] Hall, Edith H. 1915. "Two Black-figured Amphorae from Orvieto". The Museum Journal. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Vol. 6. no. 2. pg. 85-92 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: fig. 65-66View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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