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Pottery: red-figured bell-krater.
Imperfectly fired. Designs pale red on black ground, much worn. Above the designs, laurel-wreath; below each, a band of maeander and crosses.
(a) Achilles lying in wait for Troilos: On the left is Achilles kneeling on one knee to right; in front of him is a Doric column, indicating the fountain, half way up which is a spout, and attached to it a trough. He has long hair, short beard and moustache, high crested helmet, sword and shoulder-belt, shield and spear; in right hand he holds a knife or short sword. Troilos leads up a mule to drink, with right arm over its back. He is represented as a child, with curls in front of his ears, chlamys over left shoulder, petasos hanging from neck, in left hand two spears. These figures have been retouched.
(b) Two ephebi conversing, with fillets and himatia; the one on the left has a staff; between them hangs a carving-knife (κοπίς).
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Diameter: 25.40 centimetres
Height: 22.20 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- BM Cat. Vases
Ann. dell’ Inst. 1875, p. 196; Klein, Euphronios2, p. 224.
Somewhat strongly caricatured, and resembling in style BM Vase Ε246. This vase may be of Athenian fabric.
- On display (G20a/dc28)
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- Greek and Roman
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