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Amphora for oil or wine with scene of Herakles wrestling the lion, ca. 530

Earthenware
14 1/2 × 9 in
36.8 × 22.9 cm
Location
Newark
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Newark Museum
Newark
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Herakles was the superman of ancient Greece, known better by his Roman name to us, Hercules. His …

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Herakles was the superman of ancient Greece, known better by his Roman name to us, Hercules. His feats of heroic strength are celebrated on this wine jar, which offers strong graphic images, almost like a modern graphic novel or comic book. Greek pots like this were both functional and treasured as works of art.

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Herakles was the superman of ancient Greece, known better by his Roman name to us, Hercules. His …

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Herakles was the superman of ancient Greece, known better by his Roman name to us, Hercules. His feats of heroic strength are celebrated on this wine jar, which offers strong graphic images, almost like a modern graphic novel or comic book. Greek pots like this were both functional and treasured as works of art.

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Design/Decorative Art
Unknown Artist
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Unknown Artist

Amphora for oil or wine with scene of Herakles wrestling the lion, ca. 530

Earthenware
14 1/2 × 9 in
36.8 × 22.9 cm
Location
Newark
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