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Pottery: black-figured hydria. Designs in black on red panels, with borders of ivy down the sides and palmettes along the bottom; accessories of white and purple.
1. On the shoulder: Troilos and Polyxena surprised by Achilles: On the right is a fountain represented by a Doric column with white abacus, and a panther's head seen from the front, from which water is pouring over Polyxena's hydria. On the right behind the column is Achilles crouching down to left, with tall visored helmet, short chiton, sword, spear, and Boeotian shield on which is a pellet. On the other side of the fountain is Polyxena to left, with long hair, fillet, long embroidered chiton, left hand raised; behind her are branches. On the left is Troilos approaching on horseback, beardless, with embroidered chlamys and two spears; a second horse by his side. Behind him is a nude youth to right, with a fillet and two spears, left hand raised.
2. On the body: Combat of warriors: In the centre two warriors thrusting at each other with spears; they are bearded and fully armed, with embroidered chitons, but the one on the left has no cuirass; the other has a bird flying to left as device on his shield. Between them is a fallen warrior to left, with eyes closed; he is fully armed and has long tresses; on shield device of an ivy-wreath. Behind each of the two centre combatants is a fully armed warrior, with long tresses, also thrusting with spear; the one on the left has two pellets on shield, the other, an uncertain device; the latter also has parameridia. In the field above is inscribed: LEAΛPOΣ, Λέαγρος.
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Height: 59 centimetres
Width: 33.40 centimetres
Depth: 29 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- BM Cat. Vases
De Witte, Descr. No. 122; Schneider, Tro. Sagenkr. p. 112; Welcker, Zeitschr. 1850, No. 4; Ann. dell' Inst. 1850, pp. 75, 101; C.I.Gr. 7839; Klein, Meistersig. p. 131, n. 4; id. Euphronios2, pp. 223, 227, and Lieblingsinschr. p. 39; Wernicke, Lieblingsn. p. 38.
According to Klein, Euphronios2, p. 227, this vase is from the same hand as Vase Β324.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2007 31 Mar-30 Jun, Gosport, Ancient Greeks: Athletes, Warriors & Heroes
2007-2008 3 Nov-24 Feb, Leicester, Ancient Greeks: Athletes, Warriors & Heroes
2008 29 Mar-1 Jun, Luton, Ancient Greeks: Athletes, Warriors & Heroes
2008 20 Jun-5 Oct, Lincoln, Ancient Greeks: Athletes, Warriors & Heroes
2008-2009 25 Oct-24 Jan, South Shields, Ancient Greeks: Athletes, Warriors & Heroes
2009 7 Feb-4 May, Glasgow, Ancient Greeks: Athletes, Warriors & Heroes
2010-2012 20 Oct-9 Dec, Luton, Wardown Park, Ancient Greeks
2017 13 Jul-15 Oct, Madrid, Caixa Forum, Ancient Greeks
2017-2018 23 Nov-18 Feb, Barcelona, Caixa Forum, Ancient Greeks
2018 20 Mar-24 Jun, Sevilla, Caixa Forum, Ancient Greeks
2018 24 Jul-4 Nov, Zaragoza, Caixa Forum, Ancient Greeks
2018-2019 18 Dec-31 Mar, Palma, Caixa Forum, Ancient Greeks
2021 19 Jun-7 Nov, Australia, Perth, Western Australian Museum, Ancient Greeks
2021-2022 16 Dec-1 May, Australia, Canberra, National Museum of Australia, Ancient Greeks
2022 10 Jun-06 Nov, New Zealand, Auckland, Auckland War Memorial Museum, Ancient Greeks
2022-2024 24 Dec-25 Feb, China, Suzhou, Suzhou Museum, Ancient Greeks
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- Greek and Roman
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