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Black figured amphora illustrates Hercules killing the lion of Nemea,Beside him is Iolaos and Athena 30cm

Handmade museum replica

Black figured amphora illustrates Hercules killing the lion of Nemea,Beside him is Iolaos and Athena 30cm

€123.00

 Product Number:

016BLAFP

Description:

On the front side, black figured amphora illustrates Hercules killing the lion of Nemea. Beside him is Iolaos and Athena. The Rear side illustrates Athena.

Copy classical period 560-530 BC.

Amphora: is a type of container of a characteristic shape and size, descending from at least as early as the Neolithic Period. Amphorae were used in vast numbers for the transport and storage of various products, both liquid and dry, but mostly for wine. They are most often ceramic, but examples in metals and other materials have been found. Versions of the amphorae were one of many shapes used in Ancient Greek vase painting.

Hercules: is a Roman hero and god. He was the Roman equivalent of the Greek divine hero Heracles, who was the son of Zeus (Roman equivalent Jupiter) and the mortal Alcmene. In classical mythology, Hercules is famous for his strength and for his numerous far-ranging adventures. The Romans adapted the Greek hero's iconography and myths for their literature and art under the name Hercules. In later Western art and literature and in popular culture, Hercules is more commonly used than Heracles as the name of the hero.

Nemean lion: was a vicious monster in Greek mythology that lived at Nemea. It was eventually killed by Heracles. It could not be killed with mortals' weapons because its golden fur was impervious to attack. Its claws were sharper than mortals' swords and could cut through any armor.

Iolaus: was a Theban divine hero, son of Iphicles and Automedusa. He was famed for being Heracles' nephew and for helping with some of his Labors, and also for being one of the Argonauts.

Athena: is an ancient Greek goddess associated with wisdom, handicraft, and warfare who was later syncretized with the Roman goddess Minerva. Athena was regarded as the patron and protectress of various cities across Greece, particularly the city of Athens, from which she most likely received her name.

Dimensions:

 Width :18 cm  

 Height :30 cm  

 Length :16 cm

Material:

Ceramic
Handmade in Greece Exact Museum Replica

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