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O16.1 HERACLES & THE CENTAUR PHOLUS

Heracles & Centaur Pholus | Attic red figure vase painting
DETAILS
Museum Collection Antikenmuseum Basel und Sammlung Ludwig, Basel
Catalogue No. Basel BS489
Beazley Archive No. 217401
Ware Attic Red Figure
Shape Kylix
Painter Attributed to H. Painter
Date ca 500 - 450 B.C.
Period Classical

DESCRIPTION

Side A: The centaur Pholus hospitably entertains Heracles in his cave with wine drawn from a buried pithos jar. Pholus is seated and holds a drinking-horn (rhyton) in his hand. Heracles reclines the pithos drawing wine with a jug. His bow and quiver of arrows rest beside him. Two Centaurs armed with tree-branches approach from the left demanding wine with arms outstretched.
Side B: Battle of Heracles and the Centaurs (not shown).

ARTICLES

Pholus, Centaurs