Pottery: red-figured neck-amphora. (a) Athene with acrostolion. Athene, in sleeved chiton, bordered himation, aegis with fringe of snakes conventionally drawn, and with a row of dots at the upper edge, hair looped up with radiated stephane, charges to right with couched spear, holding out in her left an acrostolion, in form of a bunch of curved reeds, to which is attached, on the inner side of the curve, a female face apparently with helmet, looking to left. From left to right is inscribed, ??a? ?a??. (b) Woman fleeing to right, looking back as if at Athene, extending her arms on either side with a gesture of fear. She wears a Doric chiton undertied with a double band down the front and an apoptygma, decorated with rows of dots like the aegis of Athene in a at her neck. Her hair is short, but looped up, and has a fillet wound irregularly around it. From left to right is inscribed, ??a? ?a??. This figure is drawn on a larger scale, and with a coarser effect than that of a. Strong style. Drawing of a good, of b very coarse. Purple inscriptions, and fillet in b. The rays of the stephane in a are engraved. No inner markings. Eye in a of archaic type with both angles open; in b of transition type with large black disk as pupil. Below each side, a strip of running maeander.
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