lionofchaeronea: Heracles’ charioteer Iolaus holds his arrows,…

lionofchaeronea:

Heracles’ charioteer Iolaus holds his arrows, while the god Hermes watches Heracles grapple with the Nemean Lion.  Attic white-ground black-figure lekythos, attr. to the Edinburgh Painter; ca. 500 BCE.  Found at Gela; now in the Regional Archaeological Museum “Antonio Salinas,” Palermo.  Photo credit: Marie-Lan Nguyen/Wikimedia Commons.