Three studies of an Attic red-figured bell-krater formerly in the collection of Sir William Hamilton depicting (a) Thetis and Nereids conveying the armour of Achilles across the sea: a Nereid seated on a dolphin, holding up the cuirass in both hands. Behind her hovers Eros looking back at Thetis, who follows seated on a Hippocamp holding the shield of Achilles. She is followed by another Nereid riding on a sea-monster; (b) Dionysiac group: Dionysos seated in a chair holding a thyrsos in his left hand from which hang a taenia and bunch of grapes. In front of him Ariadne moves away looking back. Facing her is Nike, who places right hand on Ariadne's shoulder. Behind Dionysos is a Maenad holding a white phiale, and places her right hand on Dionysos' shoulder. Behind her is a Satyr dancing and waving left hand. He holds a phiale in his right hand; he wears a wreath, and a panther's skin knotted round his neck (BM Cat. Vase F69); outline drawing of vase and details of front and back Pen and ink and body colour
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