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Pottery: red-figured neck-amphora, with twisted handles.
(a) Hermes, bearded, wreathed, with hair in long single tresses, short sleeved chiton, chlamys, petasos at back, endromides of skin (surface covered with minute dots) with crescent-form flaps, moves to right looking back, extending to right his left hand, holding caduceus, with index finger extended, apparently
(b) Athene in long sleeved chiton, mantle fastened on left shoulder and hanging in pteryges, aegis with fringe of spiral snakes on lower edge, and dotted surface, bracelets, her hair hanging loose with a fillet wound twice round it, holding spear across her body in left, and extending a high crested helmet held by cheek-piece in right, moves to left, looking back; her left foot in foreshortening, her body en face. The aegis is short in front, but at the back hangs down below the waist.
Late stage of large severe style. Purple wreath, cord of petasos, and bracelets. Brown inner details, upper folds of chiton, necklace, and hair over forehead. Eye in transition type (inner angle open). Below each side, a strip of pattern, pairs of maeanders set alternate ways, separated by dotted cross squares. At lower insertion of handles, egg pattern.
- Production date
- 480BC (circa)
Height: 60.96 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- BM Cat. Vases
Él. Cér. i, pl. 76, p. 249; Ruskin, Aratra Pentelici, p. 70, fig. 2 (b).
For this type of Athene, cf. BM Vase Ε324, and Furtwangler-Sellers, Masterpieces, p. 14.
- On display (G20a/dc7)
- Exhibition history
2017, 4 Mar-11 Jun, Princeton University Art Museum, The Berlin Painter and his world: Athenian Vase-painting in the early fifth century BC
2017, 7 Jul-1 Oct, Toledo Museum of Art, The Berlin Painter and his world: Athenian Vase-painting in the early fifth century BC
- Acquisition date
- Greek and Roman
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