Erymanthian Boar

Detail from an Athenian black-figure clay vase, about 510 BC. Paris, Musée du Louvre F59.A wild boar which terrorised the area around Erymanthos. Herakles' Fourth Labour was to catch the beast alive. He frightened it out of its lair by shouting, chased it into deep snow and there netted it and carried it off on his shoulders. He delivered it to his master Eurystheus, who is shown, in the painting to the left, cowering in a sunken jar.

Above: Detail from an Athenian black-figure clay vase, about 510 BC. Paris, Musée du Louvre F59. © Musée du Louvre, Paris Licence Plate 11 UK 1007 142