- Museum number
Pottery: red-figured bell-krater.
(a) Type of Thetis bringing armour to Achilles. In the centre, a wreathed youth (Achilles?) sits in a chair en face, his feet on a footstool, a mantle around his legs; in his right he holds upright a spear, his left elbow rests on his knee, the chin resting on the left hand; he looks to right at Thetis (?), who offers him with her right a helmet, supporting on its edge with her left a shield (device, a snake arching to left). On left a woman stands with a phiale in left and oinochoe in right, wearing a saccos; Thetis has a broad fillet, radiated; each wears a long chiton, mantle, and necklace.
(b) On the right a youth in a mantle leans on a staff, extending his right as if addressing two women on the left. The central one stands en face, looking to right and holding upright in her right a striated sceptre. On left a woman in a saccos stands holding out her right hand; the head of the central figure is indistinct.
Large style. Purple wreath. Brown inner markings. Below a, maeander; round the handles, egg pattern; round the lip, a myrtle-wreath.
- Production date
- 440BC (circa)
Diameter: 40 centimetres
Height: 35.55 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- BM Cat. Vases
D'Hancarville, iii, pl. 60; Inghirami, Vasi Fitt. iii, pl. 293.
On the foot a graffito, see Old Catalogue, pl. C. 1278; cf. Schone in Comment. Mommseni, p. 649, no. 40.
- On display (G20a/dc25)
- Acquisition date
- Greek and Roman
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: 1772,0320.20.*