- Museum number
Red figured pottery lebes gamikos
Designs red on black ground, with yellow and deep red accessories ; coarse style. The tops of the handles are broken off. On the shoulder, tongue-pattern; on either side of the handles, moulded heads of Amazons in Phrygian caps, painted white; below the handles, palmettes.
(a) Female figure, perhaps Aphrodite, seated to left, with flesh painted yellow, close cap, necklace, bracelets, long girt chiton fastened on the shoulders, and shoes with studs, holding up a mirror in right hand; at her left side is a cista. Before her is Eros moving to left, looking back, with hair in a knot and flesh painted yellow, wings red.
(b) Female figure seated to right, as on (a), holding her drapery with right hand, in left a cista resting on her knee; before her is a nude female figure (flesh painted yellow), holding out left hand, right hand placed under left arm.
- Production date
Height: 23.75 centimetres
- Curator's comments
The lid is shown in the photographs for the King's Library project but does not appear to be included in either the register or record card entries for this registration number. It does not appear to be either of the lids registered as 558.2 and 558.3 either, as these are shown in the photograph for press 57 in the King's Library.
BM Cat. Vases
Furtwaengler, Eros i. d. Vasenmalerei, p. 61.
- On display (G1/wp60/sh2)
- Acquisition date
- Greek and Roman
- Registration number