Amphora card

Courtesy of National Museums Liverpool, World Museum

Amphora

1977.114.10

Currently not on display

Information

A neck amphora decorated in the black figure technique, with the use of purple and white for certain details. On one side Herakles stands to the side with left leg extended backwards, right leg forwards. In his right hand which is raised to the back he holds a club, his left arm is underneath a cloak facing. He faces a large lion rearing on back legs. On the other side there is a helmeted figure with a shield with device of two fish, driving quadriga. Palmettes decorate the areas under the handle and the whole of the neck is covered with a band of vertical anthemia with a chain design in the middle. The amphora has in graffito, the retrograde abbreviation of a name 'Smi...', which is particularly common on vases from the workshop of the Antimenes Painter.