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Object Number: MS3497
Current Location: Greece Gallery
Currently On Display
Provenience: Italy
Manufacture Location: Attica
Maker: Exekias
Lysippides Painter
Period: Archaic Greek Period
Date Made: c. 530 BC
Early Date: -530
Late Date: -520
Technique:Black Figure
Nemean Lion
Greek Inscription
Height: 56.5cm
Outside Diameter:36cm
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, 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. Recalls Exekias and the Lysippides Painter. Restored from many fragments, with parts in plaster.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

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


[Electronic] 1997. The Perseus Project.View Objects cited in this Publication
[Book] White, Donald, et al. 1995. The Ancient Greek World:The Rodney S. Young Gallery. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 3View Objects cited in this Publication
[Book] 1991. Gens antiquissima Italiae: Antichità dall'Umbria a New York. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 434View Objects cited in this Publication
[Article] Boardman, John. 1978. "Exekias". AJA. 82: 11-25. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 14, note 17View Objects cited in this Publication
[Book] Beazley, John D. 1971. Paralipomena: Additions to Attic Black-Figure Vase-Painters and Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters (Second Edition).View Objects cited in this Publication
[Book] Brommer, Frank. 1960. Vasenlisten zur griechischen Heldensage. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 104, no. 46View Objects cited in this Publication
[Article] Clement, Paul A. 1955. "Geryon and Others in Los Angeles". Hesperia. 24 (1): 1-24. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 9, note 15View Objects cited in this Publication
[Book] Beazley, John D. 1928. Attic Black-Figure: a sketch; Annual lecture on aspects of art, Henriette Hertz Trust of the British Academy. 50. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 31View Objects cited in this Publication
[Catalogue, Collection] Luce, Stephen B. 1921. Catalogue of the Mediterranean Section. : Page/Fig./Plate: pp. 98-99, no. 110View Objects cited in this Publication
[Article] Hall, Edith H. 1915. Two Black-figure Amphorae from Orvieto. The Museum Journal. 6. (2 [June]): p. 85-92. : Page/Fig./Plate: figs. 65-66View Objects cited in this Publication

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