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Pottery: white-ground oinochoe. Late black figure style; design black on drab ground, with purple accessories and finely-incised lines. Trefoil mouth, and three-ribbed handle. On the neck, chequer-pattern; below, tongue-pattern, alternately black and outlined.
Peleus bringing the infant Achilles to Cheiron: On the left is Cheiron to right, with a horse's body and hind-legs attached behind; he is bearded, with long tresses, striped himation over left shoulder, right hand extended, in left a pine-tree held over the shoulder. In front of him is a tree. On the right is Peleus advancing to left, bearded, with hair curly in front and striped himation, holding the infant Achilles in both arms, the latter also wearing a striped himation. Before them is a dog to right, with right hind-paw and head raised, as if greeting them.
The handle terminates on each side of the mouth in a snake's head in relief, with black markings on red; at each junction of the handle with the vase is a female head in relief coloured red, of later date than the rest of the design. Under the handle is a palmette inverted, with tendrils ending in buds.
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Height: 29.21 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- BM Cat. Vases
De Witte, Descr. 136; J.H.S. i. pl. 2, p. 132; Loeschcke, Arch. Zeit. 1881, p. 36.
For the subject, cf. Overbeck, Her. Bildw. p. 282, and Robert, Bild u. Lied, p. 123.
The whole vase is painted in an affected manner.
- On display (G69/dc39)
- Exhibition history
2008 17 Mar-17 Aug, Basel, 'Homer: The Myth of Troy in Poetry and Art'
- Repaired and restored.
- Acquisition date
- Greek and Roman
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