Scenes of Herakles within a four-columned Doric shrine are known from several other Attic vases, none earlier than about 400 B.C. The same subject is also found on a number of marble reliefs from the late 5th to the early 4th centuries B.C., not only from Attica but also from Andros, Ithome and Thebes. A relief in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston has an inscription on the top step of the shrine identifying the hero as Herakles Alexikakos (Averter of Evil), which was also his title at his shrine at Melite in Athens. It has been suggested that the vases may depict this Athenian shrine. For the vases see nos. 1368-1374, and for the reliefs nos. 1375-1380 in Boardman, "Herakles" in LIMC, vol. III. The MFA relief is no. 1378. The present vase may be the earliest know depiction of this shrine.