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Pottery: red-figured jar (stamnos).
Designs red and buff on black ground. On the lip, egg-moulding; on the shoulder, tongue-pattern; below the designs all round, maeander and chequer pattern; under the handles, palmettes and lotos-flowers.
(a) Youth on a rearing horse to right, with chlamys flying behind, fastened with a fibula in front, in right hand a short whip, in left a bridle; the horse has two collars formed of egg-shaped plates of metal placed side by side. Before him hovers Nike or Eros to left, nude, holding out a wreath in right hand and a taenia in left; round neck, a necklace with bulla. Below is a winged female figure, perhaps a Lasa, seated to left on the ground, nude, holding up a pomegranate in right hand; she has flesh painted white, dishevelled hair, collar, and armlets above and below the elbow, the upper one on her left arm studded with three large jewels.
(b) On the left is Pan seated on a rock to right, looking up; he is beardless, with long curly hair, horns, necklace with three bullae, castanets in left hand, in right a laurel-branch. In front of him, on a higher level, as if climbing up hill, is a female (?) figure (or Apollo/Aplu ?) turning to right, with flesh painted white, long curls, laurel-wreath, bracelet on right arm, round neck two collars with egg-pattern (as the horse on obverse), long sleeved bordered chiton on which are rings clustered in trefoil, the sleeves bordered with egg-pattern, and himation, in right hand a laurel-branch. On the right above is a female figure, perhaps a Lasa, seated on a rock to left, nude and winged, with bracelets above and below the elbow, and collar with bulla, laurel-branch in left hand, right extended; below her is a Satyr seated on a rock to left, bearded, with goat's ears and tail, right hand on knee, in left a thyrsos.
- Production date
- 400BC (circa)
Height: 35.56 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- BM cat. Vases
Gerhard, Auserl. Vasenb. pl. 321.
The arm with jewels as often on Etruscan mirrors, e.g. Gerhard, Etr. Spiegel, i. 213, and v. 32.
- On display (G71/dc25)
- Acquisition date
- Greek and Roman
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