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|Collection:||London, British Museum|
|Summary:||Side A: Herakles and Eurystheus
|Ware:||Attic Black Figure|
|Painter:||In the manner of the Antimenes Painter|
|Date:||ca. 530 BC - ca. 510 BC|
H. 0.528 m.
Side A: Herakles and the Erymanthian Boar. At center, Herakles lifts the boar and holds it head-down over Eurystheus, who is hiding in a pithos sunk into the ground. Herakles wears a lionskin, a bow and quiver on his shoulder. Eurystheus, mostly hidden in the pithos, holds his hands in the air to ward off the boar. To the right, Athena advances towards Herakles. She wears a long chiton, the aegis bordered with snakes, a helmet, and holds a spear. On the left, Iolaos holds Herakles' club. He wears a short chiton and cuirass, with a sword at his right side. To his left, a deer. Side B: departure of a warrior. In the center, a warrior standing to left and looking back at a female figure. He wears a visored helmet, greaves, and holds a shield with an octopus design, and a spear. The woman is enveloped in a thick embroidered himation. behind the warrior is a bearded archer, wearing a short chiton and a peaked cap, holding a bow and quiver. On the left, an old man is facing right, wearing a striped himation, raising his right hand and holding a scepter in his left. On the far right, another warrior is departing towards the right and looking back. He wears a short chiton, a Boeotian shield, helmet, greaves, a sword and spear.
Side B: ligature NN