New York, Park Avenue
5 June 1998
AN ATTIC BLACK-FIGURE OLPE
circle of the andokides painter
circa 530 b.c.
With the struggle between Herakles and Apollo for the Delphic tripod, the hero in the center, wearing the skin of the Nemean lion over a chitoniskos, grasping the sacred vessel by one of the legs, his club in his raised left hand, with Apollo to the left, holding one of the vessel's ring-handles in his right hand, an altar between them, a seated figure, probably Hermes, watching the action from the right, wearing a mantle around his waist and a traveler's hat, the figured scene in a panel to one side of the vessel, framed on either side by a net pattern, with a foliate band and a band of lotus chain above, with a double-reeded arching handle, trefoil lip, and echinus foot
10 in. (27.3 cm.) high
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The correct attribution is the Gela Painter, circa 510-500 B.C.
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