Pottery: red-figured kylix.     Interior: Within a circle composed of sets of six running maeanders separated by red cross squares, Pluto and Persephone banqueting. On a long couch of which the legs are partly seen, Pluto, ?????O?, supporting a large keras on his left, holding up a fluted phiale in his right, reclines to right, leaning on two embroidered cushions: he wears an himation around his waist and legs, a wreath, and a taenia of which the ends hang in front of the ears: he is bearded, and has long hair, of which one tress falls on each shoulder. Facing him, seated sideways on the edge of the couch, is Persephone, F????F???? (?), who appears to hold up some object, not shown, between the palms of her hands. She wears a sleeved chiton, himation, and sandals; her hair is fastened up in a mass behind with a fillet wound obliquely thrice around her head. In the foreground is a trapeza, from which hangs a tendril: this rests on a thin red line, cutting off an exergue painted black. The feet of Persephone hang free, and do not touch the ground. The seat of the couch is decorated on left with a point rosette.  Exterior: (a) Banquet of deities. In a room indicated by a fluted Doric column in the centre, two groups similar to that in the interior scene. The group on left is composed of Poseidon, ??S???O?, resting his right on trident, left holding fluted phiale, and Amphitrite, ??F??????, who holds in her left an alabastos, from which with her right she withdraws a spoon with long handle. Poseidon is bearded and has long hair with two tresses falling on the shoulders, wreathed with myrtle. Amphitrite has a long chiton, himation, and sandals, and her hair is fastened in a knot behind. The group on the right consists of Zeus, wreathed with laurel (?), whose sceptre rests on the ground against his left shoulder, holding fluted phiale in left and with his right extended, lifting the himation from the shoulder of Hera, ?EPA, whose left hand rests on her sceptre, surmounted with a palmette: she wears a Doric chiton with a side seam and apoptygma tied, and a himation which passes over the back of her head, showing the front of a radiated stephane decorated with egg pattern: on her forearms are bracelets, and sandals on her feet. Zeus has a rough straight beard, and his hair falls in short snaky curls. Behind him on the right stands Ganymedes, Ga]?Y????S, three-quarter face to left, in his left, which hangs downwards, a strainer (?) seen edgewise: he wears a fillet. The two couches appear to rest in the centre on a common leg. In front of each is a trapeza, decorated on the left with a point rosette. The faces of Zeus and Ganymedes and the sceptre of Zeus are injured.   (b) Similar scene: Here there is no column, but the two couches are similarly arranged. The left hand group consists of Ares, APES, who reclines in an attitude of repose, his right extended, resting on his knee, but with his spear resting on the ground and against his left shoulder. His fluted phiale rests on the trapeza beside him. His hair and beard are in short crisp curls, and he wears a taenia fastened at the back in a bow, and decorated with stars, under which is a wreath painted in purple. At the foot of his couch stands Aphrodite, ?F??????, holding on her right a cantharos with lid (?), and placing her left hand on her breast. She wears an Ionic chiton with himation, and a saccos. The other group consists of Dionysos, ?????S?S, wreathed with ivy, thyrsos resting against his left shoulder, holding up fluted phiale in right, and Ariadne, ???????, seated, making a curious gesture with both hands; the first finger of the left hand touches the little finger of the right. Sh

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Pottery: red-figured kylix. Interior: Within a circle composed of sets of six running maeanders separated by red cross squares, Pluto and Persephone banqueting. On a long couch of which the legs are partly seen, Pluto, ?????O?, supporting a large keras on his left, holding up a fluted phiale in his right, reclines to right, leaning on two embroidered cushions: he wears an himation around his waist and legs, a wreath, and a taenia of which the ends hang in front of the ears: he is bearded, and has long hair, of which one tress falls on each shoulder. Facing him, seated sideways on the edge of the couch, is Persephone, F????F???? (?), who appears to hold up some object, not shown, between the palms of her hands. She wears a sleeved chiton, himation, and sandals; her hair is fastened up in a mass behind with a fillet wound obliquely thrice around her head. In the foreground is a trapeza, from which hangs a tendril: this rests on a thin red line, cutting off an exergue painted black. The feet of Persephone hang free, and do not touch the ground. The seat of the couch is decorated on left with a point rosette. Exterior: (a) Banquet of deities. In a room indicated by a fluted Doric column in the centre, two groups similar to that in the interior scene. The group on left is composed of Poseidon, ??S???O?, resting his right on trident, left holding fluted phiale, and Amphitrite, ??F??????, who holds in her left an alabastos, from which with her right she withdraws a spoon with long handle. Poseidon is bearded and has long hair with two tresses falling on the shoulders, wreathed with myrtle. Amphitrite has a long chiton, himation, and sandals, and her hair is fastened in a knot behind. The group on the right consists of Zeus, wreathed with laurel (?), whose sceptre rests on the ground against his left shoulder, holding fluted phiale in left and with his right extended, lifting the himation from the shoulder of Hera, ?EPA, whose left hand rests on her sceptre, surmounted with a palmette: she wears a Doric chiton with a side seam and apoptygma tied, and a himation which passes over the back of her head, showing the front of a radiated stephane decorated with egg pattern: on her forearms are bracelets, and sandals on her feet. Zeus has a rough straight beard, and his hair falls in short snaky curls. Behind him on the right stands Ganymedes, Ga]?Y????S, three-quarter face to left, in his left, which hangs downwards, a strainer (?) seen edgewise: he wears a fillet. The two couches appear to rest in the centre on a common leg. In front of each is a trapeza, decorated on the left with a point rosette. The faces of Zeus and Ganymedes and the sceptre of Zeus are injured. (b) Similar scene: Here there is no column, but the two couches are similarly arranged. The left hand group consists of Ares, APES, who reclines in an attitude of repose, his right extended, resting on his knee, but with his spear resting on the ground and against his left shoulder. His fluted phiale rests on the trapeza beside him. His hair and beard are in short crisp curls, and he wears a taenia fastened at the back in a bow, and decorated with stars, under which is a wreath painted in purple. At the foot of his couch stands Aphrodite, ?F??????, holding on her right a cantharos with lid (?), and placing her left hand on her breast. She wears an Ionic chiton with himation, and a saccos. The other group consists of Dionysos, ?????S?S, wreathed with ivy, thyrsos resting against his left shoulder, holding up fluted phiale in right, and Ariadne, ???????, seated, making a curious gesture with both hands; the first finger of the left hand touches the little finger of the right. Sh

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  • Pottery: red-figured kylix.     Interior: Within a circle composed of sets of six running maeanders separated by red cross squares, Pluto and Persephone banqueting. On a long couch of which the legs are partly seen, Pluto, ?????O?, supporting a large keras on his left, holding up a fluted phiale in his right, reclines to right, leaning on two embroidered cushions: he wears an himation around his waist and legs, a wreath, and a taenia of which the ends hang in front of the ears: he is bearded, and has long hair, of which one tress falls on each shoulder. Facing him, seated sideways on the edge of the couch, is Persephone, F????F???? (?), who appears to hold up some object, not shown, between the palms of her hands. She wears a sleeved chiton, himation, and sandals; her hair is fastened up in a mass behind with a fillet wound obliquely thrice around her head. In the foreground is a trapeza, from which hangs a tendril: this rests on a thin red line, cutting off an exergue painted black. The feet of Persephone hang free, and do not touch the ground. The seat of the couch is decorated on left with a point rosette.  Exterior: (a) Banquet of deities. In a room indicated by a fluted Doric column in the centre, two groups similar to that in the interior scene. The group on left is composed of Poseidon, ??S???O?, resting his right on trident, left holding fluted phiale, and Amphitrite, ??F??????, who holds in her left an alabastos, from which with her right she withdraws a spoon with long handle. Poseidon is bearded and has long hair with two tresses falling on the shoulders, wreathed with myrtle. Amphitrite has a long chiton, himation, and sandals, and her hair is fastened in a knot behind. The group on the right consists of Zeus, wreathed with laurel (?), whose sceptre rests on the ground against his left shoulder, holding fluted phiale in left and with his right extended, lifting the himation from the shoulder of Hera, ?EPA, whose left hand rests on her sceptre, surmounted with a palmette: she wears a Doric chiton with a side seam and apoptygma tied, and a himation which passes over the back of her head, showing the front of a radiated stephane decorated with egg pattern: on her forearms are bracelets, and sandals on her feet. Zeus has a rough straight beard, and his hair falls in short snaky curls. Behind him on the right stands Ganymedes, Ga]?Y????S, three-quarter face to left, in his left, which hangs downwards, a strainer (?) seen edgewise: he wears a fillet. The two couches appear to rest in the centre on a common leg. In front of each is a trapeza, decorated on the left with a point rosette. The faces of Zeus and Ganymedes and the sceptre of Zeus are injured.   (b) Similar scene: Here there is no column, but the two couches are similarly arranged. The left hand group consists of Ares, APES, who reclines in an attitude of repose, his right extended, resting on his knee, but with his spear resting on the ground and against his left shoulder. His fluted phiale rests on the trapeza beside him. His hair and beard are in short crisp curls, and he wears a taenia fastened at the back in a bow, and decorated with stars, under which is a wreath painted in purple. At the foot of his couch stands Aphrodite, ?F??????, holding on her right a cantharos with lid (?), and placing her left hand on her breast. She wears an Ionic chiton with himation, and a saccos. The other group consists of Dionysos, ?????S?S, wreathed with ivy, thyrsos resting against his left shoulder, holding up fluted phiale in right, and Ariadne, ???????, seated, making a curious gesture with both hands; the first finger of the left hand touches the little finger of the right. Sh

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  • Pottery: red-figured cup. Interior: Pluto and Persephone feasting. Exterior: gods feasting:- Poseidon, Amphitrite, Zeus, Hera, Ganymede, Ares, Aphrodite, Dionysos and Ariadne.

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  • Pottery: red-figured cup. Interior: Pluto and Persephone feasting. Exterior: gods feasting:- Poseidon, Amphitrite, Zeus, Hera, Ganymede, Ares, Aphrodite, Dionysos and Ariadne.

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  • Pottery: red-figured cup. Interior: Pluto and Persephone feasting. Exterior: gods feasting:- Poseidon, Amphitrite, Zeus, Hera, Ganymede, Ares, Aphrodite, Dionysos and Ariadne.

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  • Pottery: red-figured kylix.     Interior: Within a circle composed of sets of six running maeanders separated by red cross squares, Pluto and Persephone banqueting. On a long couch of which the legs are partly seen, Pluto, ?????O?, supporting a large keras on his left, holding up a fluted phiale in his right, reclines to right, leaning on two embroidered cushions: he wears an himation around his waist and legs, a wreath, and a taenia of which the ends hang in front of the ears: he is bearded, and has long hair, of which one tress falls on each shoulder. Facing him, seated sideways on the edge of the couch, is Persephone, F????F???? (?), who appears to hold up some object, not shown, between the palms of her hands. She wears a sleeved chiton, himation, and sandals; her hair is fastened up in a mass behind with a fillet wound obliquely thrice around her head. In the foreground is a trapeza, from which hangs a tendril: this rests on a thin red line, cutting off an exergue painted black. The feet of Persephone hang free, and do not touch the ground. The seat of the couch is decorated on left with a point rosette.  Exterior: (a) Banquet of deities. In a room indicated by a fluted Doric column in the centre, two groups similar to that in the interior scene. The group on left is composed of Poseidon, ??S???O?, resting his right on trident, left holding fluted phiale, and Amphitrite, ??F??????, who holds in her left an alabastos, from which with her right she withdraws a spoon with long handle. Poseidon is bearded and has long hair with two tresses falling on the shoulders, wreathed with myrtle. Amphitrite has a long chiton, himation, and sandals, and her hair is fastened in a knot behind. The group on the right consists of Zeus, wreathed with laurel (?), whose sceptre rests on the ground against his left shoulder, holding fluted phiale in left and with his right extended, lifting the himation from the shoulder of Hera, ?EPA, whose left hand rests on her sceptre, surmounted with a palmette: she wears a Doric chiton with a side seam and apoptygma tied, and a himation which passes over the back of her head, showing the front of a radiated stephane decorated with egg pattern: on her forearms are bracelets, and sandals on her feet. Zeus has a rough straight beard, and his hair falls in short snaky curls. Behind him on the right stands Ganymedes, Ga]?Y????S, three-quarter face to left, in his left, which hangs downwards, a strainer (?) seen edgewise: he wears a fillet. The two couches appear to rest in the centre on a common leg. In front of each is a trapeza, decorated on the left with a point rosette. The faces of Zeus and Ganymedes and the sceptre of Zeus are injured.   (b) Similar scene: Here there is no column, but the two couches are similarly arranged. The left hand group consists of Ares, APES, who reclines in an attitude of repose, his right extended, resting on his knee, but with his spear resting on the ground and against his left shoulder. His fluted phiale rests on the trapeza beside him. His hair and beard are in short crisp curls, and he wears a taenia fastened at the back in a bow, and decorated with stars, under which is a wreath painted in purple. At the foot of his couch stands Aphrodite, ?F??????, holding on her right a cantharos with lid (?), and placing her left hand on her breast. She wears an Ionic chiton with himation, and a saccos. The other group consists of Dionysos, ?????S?S, wreathed with ivy, thyrsos resting against his left shoulder, holding up fluted phiale in right, and Ariadne, ???????, seated, making a curious gesture with both hands; the first finger of the left hand touches the little finger of the right. Sh

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  • Pottery: red-figured kylix.   <br/>Interior: Within a circle composed of sets of six running maeanders separated by red cross squares, Pluto and Persephone banqueting. On a long couch of which the legs are partly seen, Pluto, ΠΛΟΥΤΩΝ, supporting a large keras on his left, holding up a fluted phiale in his right, reclines to right, leaning on two embroidered cushions: he wears an himation around his waist and legs, a wreath, and a taenia of which the ends hang in front of the ears: he is bearded, and has long hair, of which one tress falls on each shoulder. Facing him, seated sideways on the edge of the couch, is Persephone, ΦΕΡΡΕΦΑΤΤΑ (?), who appears to hold up some object, not shown, between the palms of her hands. She wears a sleeved chiton, himation, and sandals; her hair is fastened up in a mass behind with a fillet wound obliquely thrice around her head. In the foreground is a trapeza, from which hangs a tendril: this rests on a thin red line, cutting off an exergue painted black… (See Merlin record for full description)

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  • Pottery: red-figured kylix.   <br/>Interior: Within a circle composed of sets of six running maeanders separated by red cross squares, Pluto and Persephone banqueting. On a long couch of which the legs are partly seen, Pluto, ΠΛΟΥΤΩΝ, supporting a large keras on his left, holding up a fluted phiale in his right, reclines to right, leaning on two embroidered cushions: he wears an himation around his waist and legs, a wreath, and a taenia of which the ends hang in front of the ears: he is bearded, and has long hair, of which one tress falls on each shoulder. Facing him, seated sideways on the edge of the couch, is Persephone, ΦΕΡΡΕΦΑΤΤΑ (?), who appears to hold up some object, not shown, between the palms of her hands. She wears a sleeved chiton, himation, and sandals; her hair is fastened up in a mass behind with a fillet wound obliquely thrice around her head. In the foreground is a trapeza, from which hangs a tendril: this rests on a thin red line, cutting off an exergue painted black… (See Merlin record for full description)

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