Pottery: black-figured neck-amphora. Below the designs, maeander and lotus-buds.
(a) Heracles conducted to Olympos: A quadriga to right in which are Athene, with long tresses, high-crested helmet with cheek-pieces and fillet, long embroidered chiton with diploidion, spear in right hand, reins in both, and Heracles, bearded, with fillet and long embroidered chiton, one hand muffled in drapery; over his head is the lion's skin (?). Behind the quadriga is a nude youth (Hyllos ?) to right, with hair looped up under a fillet. On the further side of the quadriga are Apollo Citharoedos to right, with long tresses wreathed with laurel, long chiton and himation, both embroidered, playing on the chelys, and in advance of him Hebe to right, looking to left, with long tresses, fillet, long embroidered chiton, and striped himation. In advance of her is Hermes to right, in striped chlamys and endromides, the upper part of him hidden by the horses. At the horses' heads is Dionysos to left, with i… (See Merlin record for full description)
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