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Pottery: black-figured amphora. Designs in black on red panels, with double honeysuckle-pattern above. On the sides of the handles, ivy-wreaths; below, palmettes.
(a) Contest of Heracles and Antaios: In the centre is Heracles to right, bearded, with fillet and embroidered drapery fastened round loins, seizing Antaios by the left arm with left hand, the right drawn back to strike him. Antaios crouches down on one knee, nude and bearded, with long hair, right hand raised above head, left grasping Heracles' waist. Above him drapery is suspended; in front of him is an imitation inscription. Behind Heracles is Athene to right, with long tresses, high-crested helmet with fillet, aegis with snakes, long embroidered chiton, in right hand a spear, left raised, at her feet a shield with device of a tripod. In front of her is inscribed: A…ENA(?). Behind her is Hermes to right, bearded, with long hair, fillet, short chiton, embroidered chlamys, petasos, endromides, and caduceus. On the right is a Doric portico with one column visible, on the further side of which is Poseidon (father of Antaios) to right looking back; he is bearded, with fillet, petasos, embroidered chlamys, endromides, and two spears, right hand raised. Under the portico is Ge (mother of Antaios) to left, with long tresses, fillet, long chiton and himation, left hand extended as if in supplication, right thrown back.
(b) Three horsemen to right, all beardless, with fillets, embroidered chlamydes, and white petasi, each carrying two spears; the second, whose horse is piebald, looks back at the third; by the side of the horses two hounds walk to right.
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Height: 52.07 centimetres
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Klein, Euphronios2, p. 122; Mayer, Gig. u. Titan, p. 315.
For Ge, cf. Vase Β322. This scene on side A represents the early archaic type; later, as in Vases Β222 and Β322, Antaios lies on the ground. For the subject, cf. Roscher, p. 2207; Arch. Zeit. 1878, pl. 10; Mon. dell’ Inst. 1855, pl. 5; Gerhard, A.V. 113; and Klein, l.c.
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