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Pottery: black-figured hydria. Imperfectly fired. Designs in black on red panels, with borders of ivy down the sides; accessories of white and purple.
1. On the shoulder: Judgement of Paris: Paris is moving rapidly away to right; he is bearded, with long chiton, himation, and endromides, and spear in right hand. He is looking back at Hermes, who advances to right, leading up the goddesses; he is bearded, and has petasos, chlamys, endromides, and caduceus in right hand. Hera comes first, with long hair, fillet, long chiton and himation, both embroidered, sceptre in right hand. Next, Athene, with high-crested helmet, long chiton and himation, both embroidered, spear in right hand. She is looking back at Aphrodite who has long hair, long chiton and himation, both embroidered, and sceptre in right hand; all three have the left hand raised.
2. On the body: Contest of Heracles with Triton: Heracles, in short chiton and lion's skin, has seized the Triton from behind, with legs astride round his fish-body, and left arm round his breast; the Triton has a wreath, long tresses, and a long pointed beard; his body from the breast downwards ends in a long fish's tail with scales incised. On the left stands Nereus to right, with white tresses and beard, in long chiton and himation, both embroidered; in left hand a staff, right hand raised. On the right stands a Nereid to left, with long hair, fillet, long chiton and himation, both embroidered, right hand raised, holding a flower.
3. Below, a panther to left looking back between two goats; on either side of them a palmette.
- Production date
Height: 42.50 centimetres
Width: 27.90 centimetres
Depth: 30.30 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- BM Cat. Vases
Overbeck, Her. Bildw. p.209; id. Kunstmytk. (Hera), p.29, note b; Schneider, Prolegomena, p.21.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2007 31 Mar-30 Jun, Gosport, Ancient Greeks: Athletes, Warriors & Heroes
2007-2008 3 Nov-24 Feb, Leicester, Ancient Greeks: Athletes, Warriors & Heroes
2008 29 Mar-1 Jun, Luton, Ancient Greeks: Athletes, Warriors & Heroes
2008 20 Jun-5 Oct, Lincoln, Ancient Greeks: Athletes, Warriors & Heroes
2008-2009 25 Oct-24 Jan, South Shields, Ancient Greeks: Athletes, Warriors & Heroes
2009 7 Feb-4 May, Glasgow, Ancient Greeks: Athletes, Warriors & Heroes
2011 Jun-Oct, South Korea, Ulsan Museum, Fantastic Creatures
2012 Jan-Apr, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Fantastic Creatures
2017 13 Jul-15 Oct, Madrid, Caixa Forum, Ancient Greeks
2017-2018 23 Nov-18 Feb, Barcelona, Caixa Forum, Ancient Greeks
2018 20 Mar-24 Jun, Sevilla, Caixa Forum, Ancient Greeks
2018 24 Jul-4 Nov, Zaragoza, Caixa Forum, Ancient Greeks
2018-2019 18 Dec-31 Mar, Palma, Caixa Forum, Ancient Greeks
- Associated events
- Associated Event: Judgement of Paris
- Acquisition date
- Greek and Roman
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