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Pottery: black-figured amphora. On the neck, lotus and honeysuckle pattern. Under the handles, pattern of palmettes and volutes. Below the designs, lotus buds between two bands of maeander.
(a) 1. On the shoulder, Combat of warriors: On the left a warrior advancing, before him a horseman. In front of them a warrior retreating to right, looking back, and defending himself with shield and spear; next on the right are a horseman and warrior advancing to right to encounter two similar figures. The horsemen are nude and beardless, and carry spears; the warriors on foot have high-crested helmets, shields, and spears; the two on the left have also greaves.
2. On the body: Leto (?) to right looking to left; she has long hair with fillet and long embroidered chiton with diploidion; on her shoulders she bears two children (probably Apollo and Artemis). On the left stands Dionysos, bearded, with long hair, fillet and ivy-wreath, long chiton and embroidered himation, in right hand a vine-branch, in left a keras. On the right is a Satyr to left with long hair and hands extended.
(b) 1. On the shoulder, Battle-scene: On the left is a beardless figure to right, in a striped himation, with spear. In front of him are: a warrior with lofty visored helmet, shield, and spear, a nude beardless horseman with spear, a similar warrior and horseman, all advancing to right. In front of them is a warrior with lofty visored helmet, short chiton, greaves, shield, and spear, retreating to right and looking back at them. On the right is a nude youth on horseback to left with spear; behind him a warrior running up, with lofty visored helmet, shield and spear.
2. On the body, Heracles bringing the Erymanthian boar to Eurystheus: Heracles to right, with short purple chiton, lion's skin, and sword at side, holds the boar on its back on his left shoulder, and is about to hurl it down on Eurystheus; the latter has taken refuge in a pithos buried in the earth, from which only his bearded head and arms appear, to left.
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Height: 46 centimetres
Weight: 4.75 kilograms
Width: 36 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- BM Cat. Vases
Inghirami, Vasi Fitt. iii. 300; Micali, Storia, iii. p. 144; pl. 85, 1, 2.
For side A, cf. Β 168.
- On display (G13/dc8)
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- Greek and Roman
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