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Pottery: red-figured neck-amphora, with twisted handles.
(a) Apollo and Artemis. Apollo stands on right, a beardless full-grown youth with long hair tied in a roll at the ends and two tresses on each shoulder, wreathed with laurel, with himation leaving his body and right arm bare, a chelys in his left hand, and a long laurel branch leant against his left arm. With his right he holds out a phiale with beaded edge, from which wine pours, towards Artemis, a matronly figure holding bow and arrow in her left, who seems to have filled the phiale from a jug in her right: she wears a Doric chiton with apoptygma tied, a narrow fringed shawl over her arms, earrings, and a radiated taenia. Between them, a palm tree rises from the ground, of the same height as themselves.
(b) Demeter and Triptolemos. Demeter stands on right, in Ionic chiton, mantle, earrings, and high stephane decorated with trefoils, holding a blazing
torch on her left arm and with her right offering a sheaf of corn to Triptolemos, who faces her, holding a flower-topped sceptre upright in his left hand; he wears a mantle and a laurel wreath, and his hair is looped up behind, the ends falling over the ears.
On the bottom of the foot an incised character.
Drawing of good period, but somewhat formal. Purple corn (except the ears), flame, wine, and tuning-pegs (κόλλοπες) of lyre. Brown inner markings. Eye in transition type. The eyelashes of Apollo are indicated on the upper lid in brown. The rows of curls over the forehead of Artemis are painted black on a brown wash. Below, pairs of maeander separated by oblique red cross squares. Round handles and shoulder, tongue pattern: on neck, a single palmette with four portions of palmettes. Below handles, a palmette, on one inverted, with spreading tendrils and parts of palmettes.
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Diameter: 26 centimetres
Height: 50.50 centimetres
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- BM Cat. Vases
For the incised character, see Old Catalogue pl. Β796.
See Overbeck, Kunstmyth. (Triptolemos), p. 567, for a discussion of the standing type of Triptolemos: he has omitted to mention this vase.
- On display (G15/dc5)
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- Greek and Roman
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