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Pottery: Campanian red-figured bell-krater.
Designs red on black ground, with white accessories. Above the design, laurel-wreath; below, maeander and crosses; round the ends of the handles, palmettes.
(a) Heracles and Hera: Hera is seated in a chair, turned partly to left, with hair escaping from under an embroidered cap in masses each side of her face, round the cap a fillet with trefoils, necklace, bracelets, long chiton and bordered himation drawn forward as a veil with right hand; the back of her chair ends in palmettes. She looks round to right at Heracles, who is seated on the ground to left, beardless, with radiated fillet, quiver and bow slung round him, club against his knees; under him is spread the lion's skin. His quiver is of cylindrical shape, and is ornamented with wave-pattern.
(b) Athene to right with crested helmet, earrings, necklace, bracelets, long girt chiton, spear in right hand, left resting on her shield, on which is a star of six points.
- Production date
Diameter: 22.20 centimetres
Height: 22.85 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- BM Cat. Vases
For the subject of side a, see also Jahn in Ber. d. sacks. Gesellsch. 1855, p. 226.
- On display (G20a/dc33)
- Acquisition date
- Greek and Roman
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