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Athenian red-figure pelike (oil container) by the Pan Painter. A sleek Heracles confounds the African servants of the Egyptian King Busiris, who intended to sacrifice him. The servants have African traits as typically portrayed in Greek art (facial features, circumcision) but the artist could not convey dark skin – rather a problem in the red-figure technique though surmounted by others. From Boeotia. About 460 BC. Height 31 cm.