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Attic Black Figure Amphora
ca. 530 BC
Style between Exekias and the Lysippides Painter
Orvieto, Etruria
MS 3497
The Attic Black Figure style of vase painting developed in the late 7th century BC from Corinthian painting and reached its fullest development in the period represented by this amphora. The story of Heracles and the Nemean Lion is illustrated on one side, while a Dionysiac scene decorates the other. In the early 5th century, production of Black Figure work began to decline and the new Red Figure style was increasingly evident. H. 56.5; Dia. 38.0 cm. Photo by Maria Daniels for the Perseus Project.

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