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Pottery: black-figured amphora. Designs black on red panels, with borders of lotus-buds along the top; accessories of white and purple.
(a) Departure of Aeneas from Troy: In the centre is Aeneas to right, bearded, with visored helmet and short chiton, carrying two spears; on his shoulders is Anchises, whose legs he supports with his hands. The latter has white beard and tresses, and wears a himation; in left hand he holds a sceptre. In front of them is a female figure, either Creusa, or Aphrodite, hastening to right, and looking back as if encouraging them. She wears a long embroidered chiton and himation with purple stripes; her right hand holds up her dress, her left is raised. On the left is a Trojan archer running to left and looking back; he wears a pointed cap, close-fitting jerkin and shoulder-belt, his hair is looped up under a fillet, and a quiver, with a wing attached to it, hangs at his left side.
(b) Acamas and Demophon conducting Aithra: In the centre is Aithra to right, in long chiton and himation over her head, both embroidered with white rosettes; with left hand she draws forward the edge of the himation. On the right is Demophon, moving to right, and looking back at her; he has a short embroidered chiton, chlamys, helmet, sword at side, spear, and shield with ΑΘΕ painted on it. On the left is Acamas, departing to left and looking back; he has a short embroidered chiton, cuirass, visored helmet, sword at left side, two spears in right hand, and shield with three crescents painted round the rim.
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Height: 25.40 centimetres
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Overbeck, Her. Bildw. p. 658, and cf. p. 618; Heydemann, Iliupersis, p. 21, note 8 d, p. 31, note 1 n.
For the departure of Aeneas from Troy, cf. Vase Β280, and Gerhard, A.V. 231, 1, also Roscher, p. 185; Overbeck, Her. Bildw. p. 655; Baumeister, p. 31; Berlin No. 1862.
For Acamas and Demophon, cf. Paus. x. 25. 7; Roscher, pp. 201, 206, and 990; Overbeck, Her. Bildw. pp. 618 ff., 632 ff.; Robert, Bild und Lied, p. 75; Berlin No. 2408; an inscribed vase in the Brit. Mus. (Vase E177, Mon. dell’ Inst. ii. 25).
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