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Pottery: red-figured volute-krater.
Designs red, white, and yellow, on black ground. Round the lip on either side, egg-moulding; underneath, wave-pattern. On the neck: (a) above the design, astragalus-pattern and ivy-wreath; (b) above, ivy-wreath; below, pattern of palmettes. Under the handles, patterns of palmettes; above the designs on the body, egg-and tongue-patterns; below the designs, pattern of maeander and crosses all round. The handles have white ivy-wreaths painted on the front side; they end on either side in swans' necks and heads forming loops; the swans' necks on the front side are painted white with yellow markings; the one on the left is broken away.
On the neck: Two Gryphons attacking a deer to right. They are white with yellow markings; the one on the left has red wings with yellow markings; one seizes the deer's hind-quarters, the other its left shoulder. The deer is dappled black and yellow, and has yellow horns. On the right is a plant, and above it a flower.
(a) Offerings at a heroon: The heroon is distyle Ionic, and is painted white, with cornice of egg-moulding, and three anthemia on the top. In it is represented a youth on horseback as if moving to right; he is nude, with yellow hair and flesh painted white (yellow markings), and holds bridle in left hand and a two-thonged whip in right. Facing him is an ephebos, with curly yellow hair, flesh painted white (yellow markings), white chlamys over arms, staff in left hand, right extended to the youth. Below the horse is a myrtle-bough; above hangs a white peaked cap. On the base of the heroon is a band of metopes and triglyphs; in each of the former is the figure of an athlete painted white. The first stands to right, with spear in right hand and diskos in left; the second to right looking back, with diskos in right hand; the third to left, with diskos in right hand; the fourth to left, his attitude suggesting that he has just thrown the diskos; the fifth runs to right, with spear (?) in left hand; the sixth moves to left, with spear in left hand. On the left of the heroon are two female figures confronted, the one on the left on higher ground than the other; the former has her hair tied in a knot with a taenia under an open cap radiated in front, and wears earrings, necklace, bracelets, long girt chiton, and sandals. Her left foot is raised on a rock, and her left hand placed on her knee; in right hand she holds out a wreath to the other, who wears earrings, necklace, bracelets, long chiton with apoptygma, himation as a veil over her head, and sandals; her right hand is raised. Below the first is a cista ornamented with chevron patterns. Above them is a youth seated to right, with radiated fillet, the ends floating behind, drapery over right arm and knees, wand in right hand, and a dish held out in left containing fruit and a plant. On the right below is a youth turning to right (fillet as the last, chlamys over arms, legs crossed), leaning on a staff and holding out in left hand a dish containing fruit, from which hangs a wreath, to a female figure facing him on a higher level. She has her hair tied in a knot with a taenia, and wears open cap, earrings, necklace, bracelets, long girt chiton, and sandals; in right hand she holds out a cista containing fruit, ornamented with chevron patterns; on the ground below is a large phiale. Above them is a youth seated on a rock to left (as the one opposite), with left hand resting on the rock; in right hand he holds out a phiale containing fruit; behind him hangs a taenia. The ground-lines are indicated in white.
(b) Dionysiac thiasos: Composition in two rows; on the lower one in the centre is Dionysos moving rapidly to left, looking back, beardless, with wreath, drapery over left arm, thyrsos in right hand, in left a phiale containing a plant. On the left is a youthful Satyr moving to left, looking back, with wreath, white cantharos in right hand and situla in left; beyond him is a plant. They are followed by a Maenad with hair gathered under a radiated open cap, earrings, necklace, bracelets, long girt chiton, and sandals, holding out a wreath in right hand; in her left is a thyrsos from which hangs a taenia; before her are a phiale and a plant. Above are two similar Maenads running to left, looking back; the first has a thyrsos in right hand tied with a taenia, and holds out a wreath in left hand; the other has a pyxis in right hand containing a plant, and a situla in left. They are followed by a youthful Satyr with wreath, carrying a blazing torch in left hand, and in right a phiale containing a plant. In the field are four flowers and a taenia.
- Production date
- 370BC-350BC (circa)
Height: 77.47 centimetres
- On display (G73/dc50)
- Acquisition date
- Greek and Roman
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