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Pottery: black-figured neck-amphora. On the neck the usual double palmette pattern, but on a white ground.
(a) On the shoulder: Lion to right and goat confronted, twice. On the body, Peleus seizing Thetis: Peleus to right, bearded, with short embroidered chiton, seizes Thetis round waist with left hand, and with right grasps her clothing. Thetis moves to right looking to left, with long hair, laurel-wreath, long embroidered chiton, and himation, right arm round Peleus' body; two of her transformations are indicated by the lion's head issuing from her left shoulder with open jaws and flowing mane, and by the panther which has leapt upon Peleus from behind, with its forepaws on his shoulder. On the right is a Siren to left; on the left, a similar figure to right, with a bearded male head, and flesh painted white (an almost unique exception to the usual rule); both have long hair wreathed with myrtle, and their bodies are formed by large eyes, with black pupils surrounded by purple and white rings, and black outlines, the ground being left red
(b) On the shoulder, lion to right confronting goat, twice. On the body, Apollo Citharoedos to right; he is beardless, with long hair, tresses in front of ears, fillet, long chiton and embroidered himation, and holds the plectrum in right hand; from his chelys hangs drapery. By his side is a hind to right; on either side bird-figures with human heads and bodies formed by eyes, as on (a).
Under the handles: (i) Hermes moving to right, looking back; he is bearded, with hair looped up under a fillet, short chiton, embroidered chlamys, petasos, endromides, and caduceus; in his right hand he also holds ivy-branches; (2) Artemis moving to left looking back, with long tresses, mitra, long chiton and himation, both embroidered, and bow raised in left hand; in the field, ivy-branches.
Below, frieze of animals: Panther to right confronting goat, twice repeated; lion and panther confronted, between them a goat to left.
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Height: 39.37 centimetres
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- BM Cat. Vases
Micali, Storia, pl. 84, 4; Él. Cér. ii. pl. 25, p. 77; Dennis, Cities and Cem. of Etruria, i. p. 467; Overbeck, Her. Bildw. p. 178; id. Kunstmyth. (Apollo), p. 42; Schneider, Tro. Sagenkr. p. 76; id. Prolegomena, p. 34; Graef in Jahrbuch, i. (1886), p. 201.
For the colouring of side A, cf. Vase Β342.
- On display (G69/dc39)
- Badly damaged and restored.
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