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Pottery: red-figured pelike.
(a) Type of Thetis bringing armour to Achilles. On the right a youth stands en face, but looking to the left, holding with his right hand a long spear sloped over his shoulder; with his left hand he holds a rolled-up mantle over his left shoulder. He has wavy hair falling to his neck, confined with a fillet; and he wears a short chiton of some thick material, falling in regular heavy folds, and decorated with patterns and a fringe in brown; over it is a sword, hanging from a very short crossbelt; the hilt is of unusual form, resembling an Ionic capital. On the left stands a woman in a long chiton schistos, her hair looped up with a fillet (left red), who holds on her arm a shield (device, a lion to left, in black silhouette), and with her left hand offers him a helmet of conical form with visor and cheek-pieces, and crest proceeding from the apex. The spear overlaps the upper border.
(b) Two draped ephebi, confronted; the one on the left leans forward on a staff, and has mantle passed over back of head; the other has a series of wavy tresses falling to his neck, painted in brown. Each wears a fillet.
On the bottom of the foot incised characters, Old Cat. pl. Β742.
Style large, but drawing careless. Purple fillets. Brown inner markings and sword-belt. The fringe of the chiton is rendered in dark brown strokes on a light brown wash. Eye in profile, with eye-lash. Below each side, a strip, sets of three maeanders separated by red cross squares; above a, a strip of palmette and lotus, vertical (as preceding); above b, a strip of double palmettes, horizontal. At the lower insertion of each handle, a double palmette.
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Height: 38.10 centimetres
- On display (G20a/dc37)
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- Greek and Roman
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