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Lekythos 3D Model
A lekythos is a ceramic vessel in which oils and precious liquids have been stored. In the surroundings of Athens, particularly good clay was available; that is why Athens became one of the centres of ancient ceramic production. This lekythos was produced around 500 BC using the black-figure technique. The depictions on the vessels are often mythological scenes, as it is the case here: Apollo (left) fights with Herakles (right with lion fur and club) for the famous tripod from Delphi. Heracles, the son of a mortal, had been denied a prophecy in Delphi, whereupon he wanted to leave the sanctuary angered with the tripod. This quarrel in the heaven of gods is one of the most frequently portrayed stories on Attic vessels.