Citation"Pelike (wine container): Striding Herakles
(The Geras Painter) , 1925.30.34,” Harvard Art Museums collections online, Dec 06, 2023, https://hvrd.art/o/291593.
Reuse via IIIF
The vessel is round, narrowing slightly at the top and base with two high handles. It is painted black and in red there is a figure carrying a stick over their shoulder, balanced by two jugs or satchels on either side. He holds the stick with one hand while the other holds leans a club his other shoulder. He wears a lion, with his face showing through the lions mouth. He wears simple clothing with arcs tracing his torso. There is a spotted border indicating the ground that he walks on, and a looped border above him.