Historical: Black-Figure Neck-Amphora

Crafted circa 500 BCE by the Attic Greek vase-painter known as the Berlin Painter, this amphora depicts two scenes on its sides, framed by finely detailed key patterns unique to the Berlin Painter and his students.


Side A: With Athena looking on, Herakles wrestles the Nemean lion. Iolaos, his nephew, is standing to the side with Herakles’ wooden club.


Side B: Dionysus, god of wine, fertility and festivity, holds a thiasos together with satyrs and maenads, his most devoted followers.

3D scanning done by Cleveland Museum of Art.