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Pottery: black-figured amphora. Designs black on red panels, with lotus and honeysuckle borders along the top; accessories of white and purple.
(a) Judgement of Paris: On the right is Paris seated to left on a rock, bearded, with long hair looped up by a fillet, long chiton and himation, both embroidered with white rosettes, in left hand a lyre. Hermes, who is leading the three goddesses to him, is bearded, with long tresses, petasos, short white chiton, embroidered chlamys, and endromides, caduceus in right hand, left hand extended towards Paris. Behind him advance the three goddesses, each raising left hand. First, Hera, wearing long chiton and embroidered himation; next Athene, with high-crested helmet with cheek-pieces, long embroidered chiton with diploidion, and aegis, of which only the borders of snakes are visible, in right hand a spear; Aphrodite comes last, in long chiton and embroidered himation; all three have long hair, fillets, and necklaces.
(b) Departure of a warrior: In the centre is the warrior to left, bearded, with visored helmet with fillet, chlamys, greaves, shield with device of a pellet, and two spears; facing him is a nude youth, wearing a fillet, who is receiving a garment (?) from the warrior. On the left an old man advances to right; he has a white beard and long white tresses with fillet, long purple chiton and striped himation, embroidered with white rosettes; his right hand leans on a knotted staff, and his left is extended to the warrior. On the right is a female figure to left, in a long chiton and striped embroidered himation drawn over her head; behind her is a youth to left, with fillet, long chiton, and striped himation embroidered with white rosettes.
- Production date
- 520BC (circa)
Height: 44.45 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- BM Cat. Vases
Overbeck, Her. Bildw. p. 212; Welcker, Ann. dell’ Inst. 1845, p.156.
For the subject of side A, cf. Ann. dell’ Inst. 1845, p. 132; Overbeck, Her. Bildw. p. 206; Schneider, Tro. Sagenkr. p. 91 ; J.H.S. vii. p. 196 (Harrison); and Pausanias, iii. 18, 12, v. 19, 5.
- Not on display
- Associated events
- Associated Event: Judgement of Paris
- Acquisition date
- Greek and Roman
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