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Amphora Depicting Gigantomachy and Contest Between Herakles and Kyknos
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Amphora Depicting Gigantomachy and Contest Between Herakles and Kyknos


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Description Side A of this vase depicts a scene from the contest between Kyknos (a son of Ares) and Herakles. The latter appears in a quadriga (four-horse chariot) with Athena by his side. On side B Athena and Ares are depicted spearing two fallen giants.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
4/01/2013Treatmentcleaned
Provenance Don Marcello Massarenti Collection, Rome [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1902, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters with the Massarenti Collection, 1902

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Period
ca. 520 BCE (Archaic)
Medium
terracotta; black figure
(Ceramics)
Accession Number
48.22
Measurements
H: 16 13/16 x Diam at mouth: 7 1/16 in. (42.7 x 18 cm); Circumference: 34 3/4 in. (88.5 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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