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Pottery: black-figured hydria. Designs in black on red panels, separated by maeander, with borders of ivy down the sides; accessories of white and purple.
1. On the shoulder: Battle-scene: A quadriga to left at full speed, in which are a warrior (high-crested visored helmet, two spears and shield) and a charioteer, of whom nothing is visible but a Boeotian shield slung at his back. In front is a warrior, running to left, looking back, fully armed, with short purple chiton and Boeotian shield; on the left is a similar warrior to right, in the act of thrusting with spear. Behind the quadriga are two fully armed warriors in combat; the one on the left, with short purple chiton and Boeotian shield, has beaten down the other on one knee, and is transfixing him with spear.
2. On the body: Heracles conducted to Olympos: A quadriga to right, into which Heracles is stepping; he is bearded, with lion's skin, short chiton, sword, and quiver, goad in right hand, reins in both. Facing him is Athene, with long tresses, high-crested helmet, aegis with scales incised, long diapered chiton, right hand raised, in left a spear. Behind her, and at further side of horses, is Dionysos to left, with long beard and tresses, ivy-wreath, long embroidered chiton and himation, holding up a cantharos in right hand. Behind him, and also on further side of horses, is Apollo to right, beardless, with hair looped up under
laurel-wreath, long chiton and himation, both embroidered, playing on the chelys. At the horses' heads is Hermes to left, bearded, with long tresses, striped chlamys, petasos, endromides and caduceus.
3. Below: a lion to left with open mouth, between two bulls.
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Height: 48.75 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- BM Cat. Vases
Overbeck, Kunstmyth. (Apollo), p.50.
For scene (1), cf. Vase Β340.
- Not on display
- Somewhat damaged; white accessories faded.
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- Greek and Roman
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