M19.1 HERACLES & THE NEMEAN LION
|Museum Collection||Musée du Louvre, Paris|
|Catalogue No.||Louvre G71|
|Beazley Archive No.||200739|
|Ware||Attic Red Figure|
|Painter||Attributed to the Euergides Painter|
|Date||ca 510 - 500 B.C.|
Side A1: Heracles wrestles the Nemean lion as one of his twelve labours, strangling the beast in a choke hold.
Side A2: Theseus and the Minotaur (see other image). Theseus and Procrustes (not shown).
"I [Herakles] seized him [the lion] by the scruff of his iron neck, having thrown my bow to the ground with my broidered quiver. Then I throttled him mightily with my stout hands, reaching round from behind lest he lacerate my flesh with his claws." - Theocritus, Idylls 25.150