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Pottery: black-figure kylix. Rough style. Interior, in a medallion: A potter, nude and beardless, with drapery over left shoulder, seated to right before a wheel, on which is a kylix of archaic shape, the handle of which he is moulding; on a shelf above him are four kylikes, in two piles, and an oinochoe.
Exterior: (a) Gigantomachia: Athene advancing to right, with high-crested helmet, long chiton and himation, both embroidered, aegis on left arm, attacks Enkelados with spear; he has fallen back with right leg drawn up; he has an embroidered chlamys over his shoulder. On either side, eyes, black, with a white ring round the pupil. In the field, branches and bunches of grapes.
(b) The same design. Under each handle, a dolphin to right.
- Production date
- 500BC-480BC (circa)
Diameter: 20.32 centimetres
Height: 8.89 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- BM Cat. Vases
Birch, Ancient Pottery, p. 162; Ber. d. Sächs, Gesellsch. 1867, pl. 4, fig. 4, p. 100; Mayer, Giganten u. Titanen, p. 310.
For the interior, cf. the Corinthian pinax, Berlin Cat. 640.
Rieth, A. '5000 Jahre Töpferscheibe' (Konstanz, 1960), p. 42 fig. 60 (includes English summary) illustrates the potting scene and many others relating to ceramic production from the ancient world and ethnographic contexts; G. Richter, 'The craft of Athenian pottery' (New York, 1943), p. 67 fig. 61.
- On display (G69/dc26)
- Badly damaged.
- Acquisition date
- Greek and Roman
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