Black-figure skyphos, ca. 500 - 485 BCE
Artist: attributed to the Heron Class
Culture: Attic, Greece
Dimensions: 5 1/8 x 7 x 10 in. (13.02 x 17.78 x 25.4 cm)
Deep, tapering bowl, offset rim with two rows of dots, rays on lower body above black disk foot, two tilted horizontal handles. On either side the nude Herakles reclines between two white-skinned women, the left one dancing to the double pipes (auloi) played by the one at the right. The bearded hero holds a kantharos in his right hand and, on one side, grasps his club—rendered in added white—in his left. Under each handle, a dolphin. Attributed to the Heron Class.
References: Collin, #169, p.24.; Original Clark Catalog., #169, p. 249, part 2. CGA (1928) p. 123, #2671; CGA (1932), p. 117, #2671
Condition: Reassembled from fragments, with discolored fill repaired from fragments, traces of burning.
Provenance: William A. Clark (1839 - 1925) Collection, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington DC, (1926 - 2014), American University Museum (2014 - 2021).