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Pottery: red-figured kylix.
Interior: Within a circle of maeanders separated by dotted chequer squares, a woman seated to right on a chair, approached by an attendant, who holds upon her right a large oblong box, a pyxis on foot, with cover, resting upon it, and a taenia: in her left is a string of beads. The seated woman rests her right elbow on the back of her chair; she wears a sleeved chiton tied at the waist, himation around her legs, and earrings, and her hair is looped up with a double sphendonè
radiated over the forehead. The attendant wears a tied chiton with apoptygma, a fillet with a radiated stephane, and earrings. A broad exergue left red.
Exterior: (a) Apollo between two nymphs(?). Apollo, a full-grown youth of effeminate type, with long wavy hair falling on his shoulders and wreathed, resting his left on a branch (or tree ?) of laurel which he holds upright, stands in three-quarter face to left: in his right he holds the end of a small mantle, which passes at his back and hangs over his left forearm. He looks towards a woman (priestess?) on left, who offers him a phiale, which she has filled from an oinochoe hanging in her right; she wears a sleeved chiton, a himation leaving right shoulder free, and her hair in a knot supported by an embroidered double sphendone. On right an attendant stands holding up in her right a curious object, somewhat in form of a fleur-de-lis, coloured purple: on her left hand is a rectangular box, on which is a semicircular object: she wears a chiton schistos, tied and with a colpos: her short hair is wound round with a fillet.
(b) Artemis (or Leto ?) between similar figures. Artemis (or Leto) stands to left, her left hand resting on a sceptre, holding up in her right an object like a fleur-de-lis, similar to that in a; she wears a Doric chiton schistos, tied at the waist, with a shawl-shaped garment hanging at her back from the shoulders; this garment is embroidered with trefoils and fringed at the edge. Her hair is looped up, and confined with a fillet ending in trefoils; she wears a radiated stephane and earrings. The woman on the left carries on her left a rectangular box, of which the lid is raised, and a fringed taenia; with her right she raises above her right shoulder the edge of her himation; she wears a sleeved chiton tied at the waist, himation leaving right shoulder free, and earrings, and her hair is looped up with a fillet, as before. Behind her in the field hangs a taenia. The other woman holds on her left a rectangular box decorated in three horizontal bands and with a curved handle on lid; in her right a mirror: she is dressed like the last.
Badly shattered, but nothing of the designs missing. Florid style. Purple is used for flowers, headdresses, and fringes of sashes, &c. Inner markings in fine black: eye in profile. Beneath and beside each handle an elaborate quadruple palmette ornament.
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Diameter: 24.10 centimetres
Height: 9.50 centimetres
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- BM Cat. Vases
Murray, Designs from Greek Vases, no. 61.
Under the foot incised characters, Old Catalogue, pl. Β969.
- On display (G20a/dc4)
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- Greek and Roman
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