- Museum number
Pottery: black-figured amphora. Designs in black on buff panels, with borders of double honeysuckle above; accessories of white, faded.
(a) Heracles to right with lion's skin, short chiton, quiver and sword, club in right hand, bow in left, confronts Athene, who has a high-crested helmet with cheek-pieces, aegis, long chiton, spear, and shield with device of a triquetra (triangle pattern); at her feet is a hind to left, looking up, and on either side of the design a column surmounted by a cock, the column on the left is Doric, the other Ionic.
(b) Dionysos to right, with long beard and tresses, ivy-wreath, long chiton and himation, in right hand vine-branches with bunches of grapes, in left a cantharos. Facing him is Ariadne, with long tresses, ivy-wreath and long chiton, right hand raised. On either side of the design, an Ionic column surmounted by a cock.
- Production date
Diameter: 34.50 centimetres
Height: 53.34 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- BM Cat. Vases
Gerhard, A.V. iv. 246.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2012 26 Mar-17 Jul, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Manarat Al Saadiyat, Treasures of the British Museum
2012-2013 Nov-Apr, Bonn, Art and Exhibition Hall of the Federal Republic of Germany, Treasures of the World's Cultures
2015-2016 11 Dec-20 Mar, South Korea, Seoul Arts Center, Human Image: Masterpieces of figurative art from the British Museum
- Acquisition date
- Greek and Roman
- Registration number