Pottery: red-figured amphora type B. (a) Preparations for sacrifice and dedication of tripods. On each side of the design is a large tripod with ears (?ta), supported on a central column, resting on a plinth, and occupying the entire height of the design. Beside each tripod stands a bull, facing inwards, while a woman fastens about its horns the sacrificial fillet (st?µµa). The women wear a Doric chiton with apoptygma; the one on the right has a broad double stripe down the side of her dress, and a radiated saccos; the other, who bends forward over the bull's bent head, has a broad fillet radiated, and long hair falling down her back. Over the centre, ???????t?? ???a?e?. (b) On the right a bearded man in long chiton and himation stands to left, holding upright in his right a sceptre: he is confronted by a bearded man in an himation, carrying a staff along his left arm, who raises his right as if addressing him; between them is a woman en face, in a long chiton dotted with trefoils, a mantle, and fillet, who looks at the first, holding up to him in her left a phiale: in her right, hanging at her side, is an oinochoe, from which wine is flowing towards the spectator. On the left a woman in long chiton and mantle stands en face, but looking to right, her right hand resting on her breast beneath her mantle. On the inside of the lip, about 2 cm from the edge, a raised moulding about 1 cm broad, with a slight downward inclination, runs half way round the circumference, as if for the purpose of preventing liquid from spilling out over side b. Drawing in late stage of good period. Purple inscription, rays of left hand woman in a, sacrificial fillets. Brown details and folds of chiton on left of b. Eye in profile. Below, a band of egg pattern; above each side, a strip of ivy wreath, the stems coloured purple.
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