M23.2 HERACLES & THE ERYMANTHIAN BOAR
|Museum Collection||University of Mississippi Museum, Oxford|
|Catalogue No.||Mississippi 1977.3.63|
|Beazley Archive No.||-|
|Ware||Attic Black Figure|
|Date||ca 540 - 520 B.C.|
Heracles delivers the Erymanthian boar to King Eurystheus as one of his twelve labours. The muscular hero is naked and holds the boar upside-down across his shoulder. The king cowers inside a buried pithos jar. Heracles' squire Iolaus stands on the left holding a club. On the opposite side the goddess Athena, bearing a shield decorated with the image of a dolphin, witnesses the scene.