This image is taken from a neck amphora attributed to the black-figure painter, Antimenes. It dates to ca 525 BC and is currently in a private collection.
The twelve labours of Herakles were a popular theme in Greek iconography from the Archaic through to the Hellenistic era, and Herakles was a particular favourite of Antimenes. Here, he is depicted completing his first labour, which was to retreive the hide of the Nemean lion.
black-figure kylix - Herakles and the Nemean lion
- 12cm x 12cm
They are all made in Greece in the workshop of the Lioulias family, with whom It's All Greek is proud to have been working since 2004.
The vases themselves are manufactured in Greece, the images are then applied by transfer, before being painted by hand.