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Eye cup: GR.38.1864

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Object information


Eye-cup, Herakles and Nemean lion

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 0.283 m
Height: 0.137 m
Width: 0.372 m

Relative size of this object

37.2 cm13.7 cm1 mm What does this represent?

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Place(s) associated

  • Athens

Find spot

  • Vulci Etruria Italy

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1864) by Leake, William Martin


-535 - 531 -530

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