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Neck Amphora with Herakles and the Erymanthian Boar
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Neck Amphora with Herakles and the Erymanthian Boar


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Description The scene depicts the third of Herakles' labors, the capture of the wild Erymanthian boar. The victorious hero has brought the boar alive to the king who had demanded the labor, and, as Herakles holds the boar aloft, King Eurystheus cowers below in a storage jar. Two female figures watch the scene. On the back, the wine-god Dionysus holds out a "kantharos" (a deep two-handled cup) of wine to a maenad, one of his female followers, flanked by dancing satyrs.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
1/01/1936Treatmentrepaired; loss compensation
7/01/1936Examinationcondition
9/22/2000Treatmentcleaned; reconstructed; loss compensation
Exhibitions
  • Heroes: Mortals and Myths in Ancient Greece. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore; Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville; San Diego Museum Of Art, San Diego; Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation (USA), New York. 2009-2011.
Provenance Jean Mikas, Paris, by 1923, [mode of acquisition unknown]; Joseph Brummer, New York, 1923, by purchase; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1925, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1925

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Period
ca. 520 BCE (Archaic)
Medium
terracotta
(Ceramics)
Accession Number
48.253
Measurements
H: 16 13/16 x Diam: 11 3/16 in. (42.7 x 28.4 cm)
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