Attic Black-Figure Amphora (type B) - 1984.02

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Attic Black-Figure Amphora (type B): The Johnson Vase.

Side A: two warriors in combat, a slain warrior between their feet and male attendant figures to either side.

Side B: Herakles attempting to stab the Nemean lion

With graffito on underside.

This represents Herakles' first labour, from which he acquired his characteristic lion skin. Painted amphorae such as this were used especially as wine containers and decanters.

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