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Pottery: upper part of red-figured hydria.
Group of female figures, Eros and a youth: In the centre Eros, with wings raised, right hand resting on his hip, stands en face, but looks to right at a woman on whose lap he rests his left hand. She is seated to left on a diphros, with both hands uplifted as if she held a sash: she wears a long chiton, a bordered mantle around her legs, earrings and a sphendone. On the right a youth in a chlamys and petasos stands en face, but looking towards the central scene, his right on his hip, and holding a spear or staff upright in his left. On the left of Eros a woman with a chiton, long wavy hair, fillet and earrings, stands to right, holding up her right hand: her left hanging at her side is lost. Behind her a woman is seated (Aphrodite?), holding up her left hand as if beckoning: she is nude to the waist, and wears a mantle around her lower limbs, a saccos, and earrings.
Good period, but drawing somewhat careless. The figures on the right are nearly complete. The others are broken off just below the waist. White with yellow markings laid on the red ground, for the flesh of Eros. Round the lip, egg pattern: at the back, a palmette pattern.
- Production date
- 4thC BC
Height: 17.78 centimetres (max)
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Greek and Roman
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