Pottery spouted krater. Clay: orange-buff clay, brown and white grits, lustrous brown paint. Shape: short inward-leaning lip, flat above, with bridge across spout; shallow hemispherical body, high ring foot; rising round handles. Decoration: Groups of bars on rim, dots below on lip. Between handles, figured zones: (A) ship scene: from left, woman with long hair and latticed skirt holding circular object surrounded by dots; her forearm is grasped by a man looking towards her and advancing towards the ship, his forward leg overlapping with the two steering oars. Ship: nineteen and twenty rowers shown in two registers, presumably seated on opposite sides of the vessel; near the stern, a small Dipylon shield in silhouette; above the prow, a silhouette bird. As filling ornaments, single zigzags, columns of double chevron, loose pile of zigzags, double axes. (B) two chariot groups with single horses, followed by one horseman. Both charioteers wear long robes. The horseman, holding the reins in his left hand, crosses his legs below the animal. A silhouette bird behind the horseman. Filling ornaments: latticed lozenges with double outline, loose piles of zigzags, columns of single chevron, double axes. Below: massed lines interrupted by a zone of floating sigmas; paint on and above foot. On handles, curved stripes; zigzags above, large hatched bird below.
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