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Pottery: red-figured neck-amphora.
(a) Eros catching a hare. Eros, a full-grown youth, flies in a horizontal position to right, extending both arms to catch a hare which gallops to right. He has short wavy hair confined with a fillet. Below his body, TIΜOXΣΝΟΣ KAΛΟΣ, Τιμόξενος καλός.
(b) Eros flying in an upright position, but with knees bent, to right, holding out in both hands a taenia. He wears a fillet with a point rising over the forehead. In front of him, KAΛΟΣ, καλός.
Later stage of strong style. Purple fillets and inscriptions. Brown inner markings and skin of hare. Eye in archaic type. Below, sets of four maeanders, separated beneath a by red cross squares, in a continuous band.
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Height: 33.02 centimetres
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- BM Cat. Vases
Gerhard, Ant. Bildw. pll. 55, 3 (b), 56, 1 (a); Raoul-Rochette, Mon. Ined. pl. 44, 2, p. 225; Panofka, Eigenn. mit κάλος, pl. 3, 8, p. 73; Él. Cér. iv, pll. 45-46, p. 176; Furtwangler, Eros in der Vasenm. p. 15; Wernicke, Lieblingsn. p. 84, no. 1; Klein, Lieblingsinschr. p. 76, no. 2; C.I.Gr. 7882.
Panofka, loc. cit. notes the picture described by Philostr. Imag. i, 6, in which Erotes pursue hares; cf. Inghirami, Vasi Fitt. ii, pl. 118.
- On display (G20a/dc47)
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