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Pottery: black-figured hydria (water-jar). Designs black on red ground, with purple and faded white accessories. Round the lip inside, interlacing lotus- and honeysuckle-pattern; round the neck, lotus-buds and flowers. The body is almost globular; on it are two designs divided by a band of lotus-buds and flowers.
(1) Departure of Hector: In the centre a quadriga seen from the front; in it the charioteer Kebriones looking to right, with long hair, long chiton, and goad. He is inscribed: KEBPIONE, Kεβριόνη[ς]. On one side of the horses is a palmette on a stalk, on the other a lotus-bud; the horses' tails are plaited. On the left is Hector to right, bearded, with long hair, fillet, long chiton and purple himation, in right hand a spear; in front of him ΞEKTOP, ‘Εκτορ. Behind him is a warrior to right, with visored helmet, greaves, shield, and spear; behind him an eagle flying to left. On the left, Troilos (?) on horseback to right, nude and beardless, with long hair and sword at side; in the field behind him is a lotus-bud. On the right is Glaucos to left, beardless, with long hair, fillet, long chiton, purple himation, and spear in left hand. In front of him, ΣΟΚΥΑΛ... [Γ]λαΰκος. Behind him a warrior (as the other) to left, and another similar warrior (but with no spear) walking to left and leading a horse. On the shield of the former is the forepart of a goat running to left, on that of the latter an eagle flying to left.
(2) Cretan goat to left between panthers; panther to left between goats (cf. B 42).
- Production date
- 580BC (circa)
Height: 34.29 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- BM Cat. Vases
Torr, Rhodes in Ancient Times, pl. 6, A; Dumont and Chaplain, p. 281; Arch. Zeit. 1881, p. 39; Wulff, Theseussage, p. 20.
According to Loeschcke, Arch. Zeit., l. c, this is the old Attic form of hydria, cf. op. cit. 1866, pl. 209. It is not unlikely that the vase is really of Athenian manufacture; the animals on the
lower frieze are of Attic type, and the shape of the vase resembles that of the early Attic hydria, Vienna Cat. 220.
- On display (G13/dc8)
- Acquisition date
- Greek and Roman
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