Neck-Amphora Depicting Herakles Playing the Kithara



Neck-Amphora Depicting Herakles Playing the Kithara


ca. 510 BC - 500 BC


Greek, Attic


Overall: 17 1/4 x 11 in. (43.8 x 27.9 cm)

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Carlos Collection of Ancient Art


MCCM Permanent Collection Reinstallatioin, March 23, 2009 - January 2011|
Monsters, Demons & Winged Beasts: Composite Creatures in the Ancient World, Michael C. Carlos Museum, February 5 - June 19, 2011|
MCCM Permanent Collection Reinstallation, June 20, 2011 - August 26, 2013|
MCCM Permanent Collection Reinstallation, October 2, 2013 - Present
M. Roulez, Bulletins de l'Academie royale des sciences et belles-lettres de Bruxelles 12 (1845): 341 ff.|
"Vasen des Hrn. Blayds zu Englefield Green Surrey, unweit Windsor," Archaologische Zeitung 4 (June 1846): 296c.|
Christie's London (February 14, 1849), lot 428.|
Adolf Greifenhagen, "Zeichnungen nach attisch schwarzfigurigen Vasen im Deutschen Archaologischen Institut, Rom.," Archaologischer Anzeiger 93 (1978): 519, number 18, figure 32.|
MCCM Newsletter, September - November 2008.


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