- Museum number
Pottery amphora of Panathenaic shape. Designs black on red panels, with borders of lotus along the foot; accessories of purple. On the neck, double honeysuckle. At the bottom of the handles are palmettes.
(a) Procession of deities: In front, Hermes advancing to right, bearded, with long hair looped up behind under a wreath, petasos, short chiton, embroidered chlamys, and endromides, playing with a plectrum on the lyre; his head is thrown back and his lips parted, as if singing; by his further side is a goat to right. Behind him is Heracles in a short chiton with the lion's skin over head and girt round the waist, at his back is his quiver with open lid in the form of a wing, at his left side a sword; he is playing on the double flute, and by his further side is a bull. Behind him is Iolaos, bearded, with ivy-wreath and embroidered chlamys. In the field are branches.
(b) The same design; Iolaos holds out a kylix for Heracles to drink from. On the stand is a frieze of five Seileni: two stand one on each side of a crater, the one on the left with white hair and beard playing on the double flute, the other with arms extended. Next on the right is a Seilenos dancing and playing on the lyre with a plectrum; the sides of the lyre terminate in swans' heads. The next one is running to left and looking back; he has an embroidered chlamys over left arm, and a crooked stick in right hand. The next is dancing to left, with left leg raised behind. All wear wreaths and are bearded.
- Production date
- 500BC (circa)
Height: 50.15 centimetres
- Curator's comments
BM Cat. Vases
Mon. dell’ Inst. iv. 11, and Ann. 1844., pp. 213-225.
Acquired together with the stand 1842,0407.14, but as the two pieces are by different painters and apparently not exactly contemporary they may not originally belong.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Greek and Roman
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