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Pottery: red-figured calyx-krater.
(a) Musical scene. The locality is indicated by a Doric column on the left, which extends to the upper border and supports an architrave with triglyphs; beside this is a chair, on which is a cushion with chevron ornaments. Next to it are two women (Muses?), who stand listening to a third, who is seated on a rock on the right. She sits to left with legs crossed, and left hand holding two flutes resting on her knee; with her right she clasps the mouthpiece of one flute. Her body and head are thrown slightly back, as if she were singing. She wears a Doric chiton with apoptygma tied, earrings, and a fillet, which is wound thrice round her looped-up hair; her mantle is spread beneath her on the rock. Confronting her, but with shoulders en face, is a woman in a long chiton, a mantle covering her left arm, a necklace, and saccos; her right hand seems to rest on her breast. The third figure leans against her, with her arms thrown round her neck and hands clasped on the further shoulder; she is dressed like the seated figure, but wears a radiated stephane. Above the seated woman hangs a chelys with six strings.
(b) Musical scene. A woman on the right offers in her right a chelys to a girl of shorter stature, who confronts her, playing on the flutes, Each wears a long chiton and a mantle wrapped close, and has hair looped up behind with a fillet. The chiton of the flute-player is arranged in symmetrical groups of three folds, with crosses between. Between the figures is a square box, with lid on hinges open to left.
Late stage of large style. Purple cord of lyre and fillet in b. Brown folds of chiton of central figure in a, edge of hair, and markings of rock. Eye in transition stage (both angles open). Below each side, pairs of maeander separated by red cross squares. Round the lip, on a moulding, a pattern of back-to-back palmettes, oblique.
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Diameter: 36.83 centimetres
Diameter: 370 millimetres
Height: 35.56 centimetres
Height: 350 millimetres
Weight: 3 kilograms (approx)
- On display (G20a/dc21)
- Exhibition history
2008 1 May-12 Jul, Shanghai, The Ancient Olympic Games
2008 2 Aug-31 Sep, Hong Kong, The Ancient Olympic Games
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- Greek and Roman
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