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Pottery: red-figured pelike.
(a) Artemis (?) and a youth. Artemis, wearing a long sleeved chiton, an himation fastened on her right shoulder and falling in front and behind in pteryges, and saccos embroidered with crosses, stands on left, with bow in left and quiver with conical cap at back. She raises her right as if addressing a youth confronting her, who leans left on spear and with right draws forward from behind him an end of drapery (the rest of this is not indicated). He wears a chiton, short, but nearly to knees, undertied, and with apoptygma, and a fillet; his body is to front, but he turns his head towards Artemis.
(b) A woman in sleeved chiton, himation, and saccos, standing to right, raising right hand.
Fine style. Purple fillet; light brown inner markings (very sparsely used). Folds of drapery in fine close black lines. Eye in profile; that of Artemis is treated in the developed profile, but the pupil is drawn as a dotted circle. In a, a tuft of hair is brought forward in front of the ear; in b, the hair is not shown. The bowstring is indicated by a black line on the black. Below and above a, a strip of sets of three maeanders, alternate directions, separated by a dotted cross.
Below and above b, key pattern. Below each handle, a small palmette.
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Height: 26 centimetres
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- BM Cat. Vases
Kekulè, De Fabula Meleagrea, p. 40, refers the subjects to the tragedy of Euripides; but see Vogel, Scenen Eurip. Tragod. p. 85, who rightly says that the genre character of the design makes such an attribution unlikely.
For this type of Artemis, cf. Mon. dell’ Inst, xi, pl. 33.
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