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Attic Red Figure Stamnos ca. 490 b.c.
By the Kleophrades Painter
On loan, Philadelphia Museum of Art
Heracles fighting the Nemean Lion. After ruining all his weapons on the lion's impervious hide, Heracles must choke the monster to death. Afterwards he wears its skull as a helmet and its skin for a cloak.
H. 33.5; L. 40.0; Dia. 30.0 cm. Photo courtesy Public Information Office, Univ. of Pennsylvania Museum.
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