O16.1 HERACLES & THE CENTAUR PHOLUS
|Museum Collection||Antikenmuseum Basel und Sammlung Ludwig, Basel|
|Catalogue No.||Basel BS489|
|Beazley Archive No.||217401|
|Ware||Attic Red Figure|
|Painter||Attributed to H. Painter|
|Date||ca 500 - 450 B.C.|
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).