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Pottery: red-figured neck-amphora.
(a) Type of Menelaos pursuing Helen. Young warrior pursuing a woman with a sword. The woman flees to right, her right hand pressed to bosom with gesture of fear, her left enveloped in himation. She wears a long chiton, diploidion with apoptygma, tied at waist with a shawl instead of a girdle (?), and her hair is looped up with many ties of a fillet. She looks back at her pursuer, who strides forward with drawn sword, left extended holding scabbard. He is beardless, with wavy hair falling to shoulders and tied with fillet, and wears short chiton, cuirass, and a mantle on outstretched left. His cuirass has the sides decorated with vertical rows of dots (representing scales ?).
(b) Woman running to right with arms outstretched on either side, looking back; she wears a sleeved chiton, himation, and saccos.
Drawing of good period. Excessive drapery. Purple swordbelt and fillets, brown ends of hair, shading of flaps of cuirass, and folds of chiton in b. Below a, sets of three maeanders in alternate directions, separated by dotted crosses ; below b, key pattern to right.
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Height: 34.29 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- BM Cat. Vases
D'Hancarville, iv, pl. 94; Overbeck, Her. Bildw. p. 629, no. 116; Heydemann, Iliupersis, p. 30, note 5.
- On display (G20a/dc48)
- Acquisition date
- Greek and Roman
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- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: 1772,0320.24.*