Attic Black-Figure Lekythos - 1973.06

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Attic Black-Figure Lekythos. 

The mouth is painted inside and out but the top of the lip is reserved. On the shoulder are lotus buds with bars above. On the upper wall is a dot band with the scene below it: Herakles and the Erymanthian boar. He leans forward with only a slight bend at the knees (compare 1973.09) and grasps the creature from above with his hands round its neck. It has one of its front legs raised and it appears to push against him. Herakles’ bow and quiver hang in the field above, and there is drapery hanging from trees or bushes to either side. White was added for Herakles’ bandolier. Below the scene are bands. There is a scraped groove at the junction of the lower wall and the foot. The upper member of the foot and the underside are reserved.

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