|Collection:||Athens, Agora Museum|
|Summary:||A: Herakles and the Cretan bull.
|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|
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
Sources Used: M.B. Moore,
Agora 29 (1998) no. 584, pls. 59-60; BCH 111 (1987) 153 figs. 2a-b; 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)