|Collection:||Martin von Wagner Museum, University of Würzburg|
|Summary:||The struggle over the Delphic tripod: Side A: Apollo; Side B: Herakles|
|Ware:||Attic Red Figure|
|Painter:||Attributed to the Berlin Painter|
|Date:||ca. 500 BC|
H. 0.522 m.
One of the Berlin Painter's early works.
Good. The black glaze is worn in some areas
The figures on both sides are part of the same scene: the struggle over the tripod.
Side A: Apollo. A slim naked Apollo moves to the right pursuing Herakles, who is on the other side of the amphora. The god carries his himation on his outstretched left arm. He holds his bow in the same hand and an arrow is in his right hand, behind him, ready to shoot. His hair is gathered up in a womanish way. His face is beautiful and delicately drawn. Side B: Herakles carrying the tripod. Herakles, moving to the right, is carrying Apollo's tripod over his shoulders, fleeing from the god. He is dark-haired and bearded. Besides the tripod he carries his attributes: the lion's skin like a cape over his back and left shoulder and the club in his right hand. The figures are painted directly on the black glaze that covers the whole amphora.
From the Feoli Collection