Collection: Athens, Agora Museum
Summary: A: Herakles and the Cretan bull.B: Theseus' centauromachy (Wedding of Peirithoos).
Ware: Attic Red Figure
Painter: In the manner of the Peleus Painter
Attributed By: S. Matheson
Context: Excavated at Athens, Agora
Date: ca. 440 BC - ca. 430 BC
Dimensions: Max. diam. (est.) 0.52 m
Primary Citation: ARV2, 1043.1
Shape: Louterion
Beazley Number: 213542
Period: High Classical

Decoration Description: A: A female figure, a youth (Iolaos?), standing 3/4-view to the right, carrying two spears, Athena, Herakles, a bull, behind him a female figure, Krete (labelled in retrograde red dipinti) fleeing to the right (only the foot and the bottom of drapery are preserved) near a male figure (Minos?), standing profile to the left; under each handle sits a quietly seated female figure, with her back to the scene (local deities [Shefton], nymphs, or Europe and Pasiphae [Vollkommer]).

Collection History: Excavated in the Agora, Section *W #558, in a well.

Sources Used: M.B. Moore, Agora 29 (1998) no. 584, pls. 59-60; Matheson 1995, 444 no. PEM 15, pl. 166; LIMC, 6.133-34 s.v. Krete no. 7 (M. Andreadakis-Vlasakis); LIMC, 5.s.v. Herakles no. 2309 (ill.) (J. Boardman et al.); LIMC, 4.88 s.v. Europe 1 no. 217 (ill.) (M. Robertson); Vollkommer 1988, 8-10; R. Vollkommer, "Heraclès et le taureau. L'identification de la scène sur les vases attiques de la deuxième moitié du Ve siècle," BCH 111 (1987) 153 figs. 2a-b; Para, 444; C. Callipolitis-Feytmans, Les 'louteria' attiques (Athens 1965) 35-36; B.B. Shefton, "Herakles and Theseus on a Red-Figured Louterion," Hesperia 31 (1962) 330-68, pls. 105-106; Brommer, VL 1.132 B 3, 152 B 40, 2.153, 169; J.D. Beazley, "Excavations at Al Mina, Sueidia III. The Red-figured Vases," JHS 59 (1939) 20; T.L. Shear, "The Campaign of 1938," Hesperia 8 (1939)