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Heracles wrestling the Nemean Lion | Greek vase, Athenian red figure kylix "I seized him 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

M19.2 HERAKLES & THE NEMEAN LION

Museum Collection: Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, Florida, USA
Catalogue Number: Tampa 86.85
Beazley Archive Number: 352428
Ware: Attic Red Figure
Shape: Kylix
Painter: Attributed to the Euergides Painter
Date: ca 515 - 505 BC
Period: Archaic

SUMMARY

Side A: Herakles wrestles the Nemean lion, grasping it in a neck lock and strangling the beast.
Side B: Herakles & the Kretan bull (see other image)

ARTICLESLeon Nemeios

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