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Pottery: black-figured hydria. Designs in black on red panels, with borders of ivy down the sides; accessories of white and purple.
1. On the shoulder: Departure of a warrior: A quadriga to right, into which the charioteer is stepping; he holds the reins in both hands, also two spears, and has a short embroidered chiton, and Boeotian shield with device of a pellet and two rings. At the further side is a warrior to left with tall visored helmet, greaves, and shield painted white. In front of the horses is an old man seated to left on an okladias, with long white tresses and beard, partly bald, in embroidered himation, staff in left hand. Behind him are a warrior and archer side by side to left; the former has a visored helmet, chlamys, greaves, two spears, and shield with device of a bent leg; the latter is beardless, and has a peaked cap, short embroidered chiton, and bow. On the left is a similar pair departing to left; the warrior has three pellets on his shield.
2. On the body: Contest of Heracles and Apollo for the tripod: Heracles is moving away to right, looking back, in short embroidered chiton and lion's skin, with quiver slung over his shoulder, and club raised in right hand; with left he grasps the tripod. On the left is Apollo to right, beardless, with long tresses over shoulders and in front of ears, laurel-wreath, striped himation, bow and quiver at back; he also touches the tripod with both hands. Between them is Zeus to left looking to right, interrupting the contest; he is bearded, and has long hair with a fillet, and an embroidered himation; left hand raised, right hand holds a sceptre. Behind Apollo is Artemis to right, with long tresses, fillet, mitra, long embroidered chiton, and quiver, hands extended. On the right are Athene and Hermes side by side to left; Athene has a high-crested helmet with cheek-pieces, aegis, long embroidered chiton, spear, and shield with the prow of a war-galley terminating in a boar's head as device; Hermes is bearded and wears petasos, chlamys, and endromides.
3. Below: Frieze of a lion and boar confronted (twice repeated).
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Height: 43.18 centimetres
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- BM Cat. Vases
Overbeck, Kunstmyth. (Apollo), p. 398; Panofka, Eigenn. mit καλός, p. 28; Wernicke, Lieblingsn. p. 21; Klein, Lieblingsinschr. p. 22; C.I.Gr. 7624.
- Not on display
- Repaired and restored.
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- Greek and Roman
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