Pottery: black-figured lip cup. Purple and white accessories. Exterior: (a) Birth of Athene: Zeus seated to right, bearded, with long hair, fillet, long purple chiton, and embroidered himation, in right hand a thunderbolt; the back of his throne ends in a swan's neck and head, the legs in lion's claws, and the arms are supported by four Doric columns. From his head springs Athene to right, only her upper half being visible, with long hair, purple chiton, and shield with a bull's head protome, brandishing a spear in left hand. In front is Hephaestos departing and looking back, bearded, with long hair, short purple chiton, and endromides, double-headed axe in left hand. Below, inscription. (b) Apotheosis of Heracles: On the right is Zeus seated to left, bearded, with long hair, long purple chiton, and embroidered himation, in right hand a sceptre, the termination of which resembles the three prongs of a trident (cf. Vase ?166); the throne as in (a). Athene advances towards him, with long hair, fillet, aegis with scales and fringe of snakes, and long embroidered chiton, leading up Heracles by the left arm. He is bearded, and wears the lion's skin with the head thrown back, over a short white chiton, and has club in right hand, and bow and arrows in left. Below, inscription.
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