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Pottery: red-figured bell-krater (bowl for mixing wine and water).
Designs red on black panels, with white, yellow, and dark brown accessories. In the style of Python. Above the designs, (a) ivy-wreath (leaves and berries, white and yellow accessories) and egg-moulding, (b) laurel-wreath. Round the ends of the handles, tongue-pattern; below them, palmettes and dotted rings. Below all round, wave-pattern.
(a) Boar-hunt: In the centre is the boar, painted dark brown, the bristles in yellow, white tusks, red tail, ears, and hoofs, springing forward to left; a white dog springing to right attacks it on the flank. On the left is a youth kneeling on right knee, plunging his sword into the boar's mouth; he has a yellow helmet and yellow shield with white rim on left arm. On a higher level than the boar is a youth to right, looking to left, with long hair, bordered chlamys fastened with a fibula in front, laced-up endromides with white buttons, and white sword with belt; he holds up a white rock in right hand. Above the first youth is another moving to left, his legs from the knees downwards hidden by rising ground; he has long hair, white and yellow petasos slung at back, bordered embroidered chlamys fastened with fibula in front, sword and belt, spear held by amentum in right hand. On the right, on a middle level, is seen the back of a youth moving to right, nude, with spear in right hand, and white and yellow shield in left. Above him appears the upper part of a youth to left, with chlamys fastened by a fibula in front, sword and belt, spear in right hand, and yellow shield with white rim. In the field, six trees, two on the higher level.
(b) Two ephebi confronted, wrapped in himatia with borders of dots, each with staff in one hand, and fruit in the other, fillets and sandals; between them hangs a taenia; on the left is a flower.
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Diameter: 52.07 centimetres
Height: 58.42 centimetres
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- BM Cat. Vases
Panofka, Cab. Ρourtales, pl. II; Gerhard, Apul. Vasenb. pl. A, fig. 3; Smith, Dict. Ant3 ii. p. 931.
The scene on a may represent the hunt of the Calydonian boar, but differs from the usual type, and none of the personages can be identified; cf. Gerhard, Apul. Vasenb. pl. 9 (Berlin No. 3258), and for the subject generally, Kekule, De Fabida Meleagra, p. 36; Baumeister, p. 914; also the fragment of a vase from Daphnae, BM Vase Β124.
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