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Pottery: black-figured oinochoe (wine-jug). Design black on a red panel, with pomegranates above, and cheque-pattern down the sides; accessories of white and purple, faded. Peleus seizing Thetis: Peleus to right, bearded, with a myrtle-wreath on his head and embroidered drapery round his loins, seizes Thetis round the waist; she moves away to right, looking to left, with arms extended; she has long hair, fillet, long chiton and himation, both embroidered. On the right is an altar with top in the form of an Ionic capital. On the left is a similar Nereid, departing and looking back, with arms extended. The folds of the drapery are indicated in all three figures. In the field, branches.
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Height: 24.75 centimetres
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BM Cat. Vases
Schneider, Tro. Sagenkr. p. 79, n. 1.
Attributed to Fikellura grave 22, based on evidence from Biliotti's marking on the object (grave number incised), Biliotti's Kamiros diary, Kamiros tomb list, British Museum register, departmental Kamiros index card. Description in Biliotti's Kamiros diary: Oinochoe black varnish and black figures accessories white and crimson two females and one man embracing one of them (1 entire).
Attributions to find-spots are based on (1) Alfred Biliotti’s diary kept during excavations at Kamiros between November 1863 and June 1864, which records the contents of two votive deposits and over 300 graves; (2) entries in the Museum Register, often stipulating the find-spots of individual objects excavated by Biliotti; (3) the Kamiros tomb list, produced around the same time as his entries in the Museum Register. It lists the contents of each grave and votive deposit, along with their corresponding registration numbers; (4) the Kamiros index cards, written by Donald Bailey in the 1960’s. These mainly record the contents of graves from the Fikellura cemetery and are organised according to tomb group. All archives are kept in the Department of Greece and Rome. In addition, Reynold Higgins’ Catalogue of the Terracottas in the Department of Greek and Roman Antiquities (1954) has been checked for attributions to the Fikellura cemetery.
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- Associated Event: Peleus seizes Thetis
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- Greek and Roman
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