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Pottery: black-figured cup. White accessories faded. Under each handle is a vine-branch with bunches of grapes. Interior, in a medallion: Gorgoneion, with curls, protruding tongue and teeth.
Exterior: (a) Heracles strangling the Nemean lion: Heracles stooping to right, nude and bearded. In the background is a tree from which are suspended his quiver and striped chlamys; in the branches are perched five doves. On either side, eyes, black on red, with a purple ring round the pupil.
(b) Gigantomachia: Athene to left, with long tresses, high-crested helmet, aegis with scales and snake-border both sides, long embroidered chiton, and shield with unintelligible device, is transfixing Enkelados with her spear. He is beaten down on one knee to right, and is bearded, with long tresses, and fully armed, with a short striped chiton. Above, an imitation inscription.
Under each handle is a vine-branch with bunches of grapes.
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Diameter: 32 centimetres
Height: 12.05 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- BM Cat. Vases
Mayer, Giganten u. Titanen, p. 309, and p. 314, note 88; cf. C.I.Gr. 7562 and Wernicke, Lieblingsn. p. 49, n. 2.
- Not on display
- Bowl badly damaged.
- Associated events
- Associated Event: Twelve Labours of Herakles
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- Greek and Roman
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