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Overview: side B

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Side A: olive harvesting

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Overview: side A

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Three-dimensional approximation of the vase

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Side B: Herakles and Pholos

Collection: London, British Museum
Summary: Side A: olive-picking. Side B: Herakles and Pholos.
Ware: Attic Black Figure
Painter: Attributed to the Antimenes Painter
Context: From Vulci
Date: ca. 530 BC - ca. 510 BC

H. 0.404 m.

Primary Citation: ABV, 273, 116.
Shape: Neck amphora
Beazley Number: 320127
Region: Etruria
Period: Archaic

Decoration Description:

Side A: olive harvesting. Three olive trees. A youth climbs the center tree and shakes its branches to harvest the olives. Two other men beat the branches with sticks from below. The olives fall to the ground, where they are collected by a youth with a basket.

Side B: Herakles and centaur Pholos. Pholos, on the left, holds a large bough from which hang a hare, a fox and a bird, and lays his hand on Herakles' hand. Herakles wears a short embroidered chiton, a sword and a quiver, and holds his club over his left shoulder, from which his lionskin hangs. Hermes is seated behind Herakles, wearing a chlamys, a petasos, winged boots and holding his caduceus. A deer stands next to Pholos.

Shape Description:

Neck amphora.

Sources Used:

Walters 1893, 147