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Pottery: black-figured neck-amphora. Below the designs, maeander and lotus-buds.
(a) Heracles conducted to Olympos: A quadriga to right in which are Athene, with long tresses, high-crested helmet with cheek-pieces and fillet, long embroidered chiton with diploidion, spear in right hand, reins in both, and Heracles, bearded, with fillet and long embroidered chiton, one hand muffled in drapery; over his head is the lion's skin (?). Behind the quadriga is a nude youth (Hyllos ?) to right, with hair looped up under a fillet. On the further side of the quadriga are Apollo Citharoedos to right, with long tresses wreathed with laurel, long chiton and himation, both embroidered, playing on the chelys, and in advance of him Hebe to right, looking to left, with long tresses, fillet, long embroidered chiton, and striped himation. In advance of her is Hermes to right, in striped chlamys and endromides, the upper part of him hidden by the horses. At the horses' heads is Dionysos to left, with ivy-wreath, long bordered chiton and embroidered himation, in left hand vine-branch with clusters of grapes.
(b) Procession of deities: On the right Hermes to right, bearded, with long hair, striped and embroidered chlamys, petasos, endromides, and caduceus, looking back at a procession of female figures (Nymphs?) advancing in order, two, one, and two; they have long hair with fillets, long chitons and striped himatia, both embroidered, hands extended; the two last also have embroidered diploidia, and the middle one holds crotala (castanets) in left hand.
- Production date
- 520BC (circa)
Height: 38.10 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- BM Cat. Vases
Schneider, Tro. Sagenkr. p. 98, note; Overbeck, Kunstmyth. (Apollo), p. 49.
The scene on side is an extension of the ordinary 'Judgment of Paris' type, Schneider, l.c.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Greek and Roman
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