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Pottery: black-figured hydria. Designs in black on red panels, with borders of ivy down the sides; accessories of white and purple.
1. On the shoulder: In the centre, Eris (or Nike?) rushing to right in archaic running manner and looking back; she has long hair bound with a sphendone (headband), large wings outspread, short embroidered chiton with an animal's skin over it, and endromides. On either side is a beardless horseman in short white chiton, charging one another with spear.
2. On the body; Departure of a warrior: A quadriga to right, in which is a charioteer, bearded, with fillet and long white chiton, goad in right hand, reins in both. By the further side of the quadriga is a herald to right, looking back, bearded, with petasos, short embroidered chiton, and caduceus. In advance of him, and at further side of horses, is an old man to left partly bald, with white hair and beard, fillet, long purple chiton and embroidered himation, in right hand a staff. At the horses' heads is another old man, seated to right on an okladias, bald, with white hair and beard, in a striped himation, staff in left hand.
- Production date
- 540BC (circa)
Height: 41.10 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- BM Cat. Vases
Jahrbuch, iv. (1889), p. 265; Schneider, Tro. Sagenkr. p. 47, n. 2; Bonner Studien, p. 252.
For Eris, cf. C.I.Gr. 7419, 7551; Roscher, p. 1338; Gerhard, Gesammelte Akad. Abhandl. Atlas, pl. x.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Greek and Roman
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