Pottery: red-figured amphora, with twisted handles.
(a) Anacreon type: a bearded man, wreathed with vine and bald over the forehead, steps forward to right, his body and head thrown back and his mouth open as if he were singing, while he plays with a plectrum on a large chelys. At his back and over his arms a rolled up mantle hangs. Behind him follows a rough-haired Spitz dog, with bushy tail arched over its back.
(b) Ephebos wreathed with ivy, walking to right, his right hand on his hip, his left holding by the lip a diota which is balanced horizontally on his left shoulder: at his back and over his arms a rolled up mantle passes.
Large, fine style. Extremities carefully drawn. Purple wreaths, tuning pegs, and cord of plectrum. Brown inner markings (elaborate), also hair of dog's tail and ruff. The beard in a is unusually treated, as a broad black mass terminating in a small stiff pointed bunch of individual hairs: the short hair on the neck under the chin is indicated by… (See Merlin record for full description)
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