Red-figured pottery phiale. Designs red on black ground, with slight accessories of white. Round the edge, egg-moulding; below the designs, maeander and crosses; under the handles, palmettes. Vertical handles with knobs in the form of rosettes on the top and on either side. Exterior: (a) Aphrodite seated to left on a cista, with hair floating behind, radiated embroidered opisthosphendone, bracelets, long girt chiton, bordered himation over lower limbs, and shoes, in right hand a fan; above her, a ball. She looks back at Adonis (?), who stands to left and is beardless, with fillet and left hand muffled in drapery, holding a knotty staff; a bird is perched on his right hand. On the left is Nike to right, with hair in a bunch, radiated in front, earrings, necklace, bracelets, long girt chiton, and sandals; in left hand she holds out a box with open lid, over which hangs an embroidered taenia, the other end of which she holds up in right hand. Behind her is a window. (b) Female figure moving to right, with hair in a bunch, radiated in front, earrings, necklace, bracelets, long girt chiton, and shoes; in right hand a tendril, in left a phiale containing fruit. Next is a youth moving to right, with fillet knotted in front and chlamys behind him held up in both hands; in front of him a window. Next is a female figure moving away, looking back, with hair in a bunch, radiated in front, necklace, bracelets, long girt chiton fastened with fibulae on the shoulder, and shoes, left hand raised, in right a taenia.
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