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Pottery: black-figured kylix. Designs: (1) interior and below outer design, black on red ground, with purple and white accessories; (2) exterior, black on white ground, with purple accessories, finely executed. Below the designs, a band of leaf-pattern between two of dots. Round the stem, rays alternately black and in outline.
Interior, in the centre: Gorgoneion, with protruding tongue and teeth, curls, and fringe round the chin. It is encircled by a broad black band with undulating outer edge, representing the sea, on which four war-galleys are sailing to left. They are rigged with masts and large sails of which only the lower parts are visible; they have one bank of rowers, cancelli (καταφρακτοί) along the sides, high fore-decks and prows in the form of boars' heads; at the stern, which terminates in a cheniskos or goose's head, are two pedalia, or steering-oars.
Exterior: (a) Symposion: Two male figures reclining on a couch looking to left. The one on the left is bearded, wears an embroidered himation, and plays the double flute; the other is beardless, with long hair, long chiton, and embroidered himation over his lower limbs, and holds out a kylix. The legs of the couch are inlaid with palmettes; the right-hand one has an Ionic cap. By the side of the couch is a table on which is food; beneath it is a dog to right, gnawing a bone. On the left is a citharist to right, bearded, with long hair, long embroidered chiton, and striped himation, playing with a plectrum on the chelys; on the right is a female figure to left, with long tresses, fillet, long chiton and striped himation, holding in right hand an oinochoe, in left a phiale. In the field, branches.
(b) Similar design; the figure on the left has left arm extended and looks back at the other, who has an embroidered chiton, and holds out an apple to the first. The citharist is beardless, and is not playing on his lyre; the dog looks up. On the right is an auletes, bearded, with long purple chiton and embroidered himation. Under each handle is a vine with bunches of grapes, the stems and branches interlacing, and forming a kind of trellis.
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Diameter: 35.30 centimetres
Height: 11.90 centimetres
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- BM Cat. Vases
Klein, Euphronios2, p. 41, n. 1.
For the scene on the interior, cf. BM Vase Ε36, in style of Epictetos, with black-figured interior.
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