Jul 16, 2020
Jul 16, 2020
Jul 16, 2020

Fragment from Black-Figure Neck-Amphora of Panathenaic Shape (Storage Vessel): Apollo and Zeus

Fragment from Black-Figure Neck-Amphora of Panathenaic Shape (Storage Vessel): Apollo and Zeus

c. 520 BC

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manner of Antimenes Painter

(Greek, Attic, active c. 530-510 BC)


Overall: 1.2 x 0.7 cm (1/2 x 1/4 in.)

Gift of the John Huntington Art and Polytechnic Trust 1915.533.a

Find spot: Necropolis of Ferentum (Viterbo)


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The claw-footed tripod leg before Zeus's chest identifies the scene—the struggle for the Delphic tripod.


Comparison with better-preserved vases—and with other artworks and monuments, such as the famous Siphnian Treasury at Delphi—helps to fill in some of the action no longer surviving from the rest of this vase, which once showed Apollo and Herakles struggling for the Delphic tripod. One claw-footed leg of the tripod survives, across the chest of Zeus, the bearded figure who intervened to stop the quarrel between two of his sons. Apollo is the unbearded figure at left, while Herakles would have appeared beyond the break on the right.

See also
GR - Greek
Greek and Roman Art
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