AN ATTIC BLACK-FIGURED AMPHORA
ATTRIBUTED TO THE MANNER OF THE ANTIMENES PAINTER, CIRCA 520-510 B.C.
The obverse with Herakles presenting the Erymanthian boar to Eurystheus, King of Mycenae, the bearded nude hero with the great boar hoisted face-down on his left shoulder, the king taking refuge in a large, partially buried pithos, a female looking on from the right, facing right and looking back, draped in a long peplos with overfold, and Herakles' companion Iolaos to the left, holding the hero's club, clad in a short chiton and a corslet; the reverse with three standing figures, a kitharode, perhaps Apollo, at the center, clad in a himation over an ankle length chiton, flanked by two gesticulating female figures, each clad in a himation over an ankle-length peplos; bands of key and lotus bud chain encircling below, rays above the foot, a band of red and black tongues on the shoulders, lotus-palmette chain on the neck, and a quatrefoil of palmettes, lotus buds, and spiraling tendrils below each handle, details in added white and red
13¼ in. (33.7 cm.) high
with Royal-Athena Galleries, 1990 (One Thousand Years of Ancient Greek Vases, no. 31).
Anonymous sale; Christie's, New York, 10 June 1994, lot 124.
Art Market, New York.