8 June 2001
A ROMAN ARRETINE POTTERY FRAGMENT
Circa Late 1st Century B.C.
Preserving a lovemaking scene between Herakles and a woman, perhaps Omphale or a nymph, reclining on a bed draped with the hero's lion skin, a diaphanous garment draped over her left shoulder, her left elbow resting on a folded pillow, her left knee raised, assisting her lover with her lowered right hand, his torso pressing forward toward her
2¾ in. (7 cm) high
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