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Pottery: red-figured amphora.
(a) Warrior, bearded, with long hair, grizzly locks falling beside ears, mantle hanging from left arm, helmet tilted back, and a large shield with device of snake arching to left (silhouette), stands to left, holding spear upright in right hand.
(b) A woman in Ionic chiton with apoptygma, mantle, necklace, earrings, and saccos, stands en face, but with left foot turned to right: she looks to left, raising in that direction her right hand with a beckoning gesture; on her left arm she holds a nude infant, who sits to left, but turns to right and extends both his arms as if towards the warrior in a; over his left shoulder he wears the usual infant's cross-belt.
Late stage of severe style. Design on both sides of vase, curves up over the shoulder, and is bordered by a small moulding round the neck. Purple cross-belt of infant. Brown inner markings, hair of infant, and folds of chiton. Eye in transition. Nostril indicated. Below each side, a strip of maeander broken by a red cross square. Below each handle, an inverted palmette with spiral tendrils.
- Production date
- 470BC-460BC (circa)
Height: 48.26 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- BM Cat. Vases
Rapp. Volc. p. 153, no. 399; J.H.S. vol. 9, pl. iii, p. 11; see Heydemann in Jahrbuch, 1889, p. 260; Overbeck, Her. Bildw. p. 404, no. 26.
The BM Cat. Vases interprets this scene as Hector and Andromache with Astyanax.
- On display (G69/dc8)
- Exhibition history
2019-2020 21 Nov-8 Mar, London, BM, SEG, Troy
- Acquisition date
- Greek and Roman
- Registration number