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O13.1 HERACLES & THE CENTAUR EURYTION

Heracles & Centaur Eurytion | Attic black figure vase painting
DETAILS
Museum Collection The J. Paul Getty Museum, Malibu
Catalogue No. Malibu 88.AE.24
Beazley Archive No. 28120
Ware Attic Black Figure
Shape Amphora, Type B
Painter Attributed to the Medea Group
Date ca 530 - 520 B.C.
Period High Archaic

DESCRIPTION

Heracles confronts the centaur Eurytion in Olenus. The hero is equipped with a breastplate, sheathed sword, bow and quiver of arrows, and brandishes a club. The centaur, his mouth agape, wields a pair of stones. The pair are flanked by the princess Mnesimache and her father King Dexamenus.

ARTICLES

Eurytion