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Pottery: red-figured neck-amphora.
(a) Phineus invoking the Gods. On the right is a table covered with food and flowers(?), part of which hangs down in front; beside this Phineus stands, a bearded blind man bald on the crown, with long sleeved chiton, mantle and fillet, with both hands raised and open in the attitude of prayer (cf. BM Vase Ε114); behind him is his sceptre, with purple lotus-top, standing in an oblique position, as if resting against a wall. Beside his mouth is inscribed ΘΕΟΙ, Θοοί (or Θεώ? as C.I.Gr.), as if proceeding from it. On the right is inscribed XAΡΜΙΔΕΣ, below the table KAΛΟΣ, Χαρμίδης καλός.
(b) A woman in long sleeved chiton, himation, and embroidered saccos, standing to left with right hand extended.
Drawing a little careless; purple fillet, marks on meat, head of sceptre, and inscriptions. Brown edge of hair and beard. The blind eye of Phineus is drawn as a curved line below the eyebrow. Below each side, a strip of maeander.
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Height: 34.29 centimetres
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- BM Cat. Vases
Arch. Zeit. 1881, pp. 163-4 (cut of a and b); and ibid. 1880, pl. 12, fig. 1 (a only), pp. 138-145; Wiener Vorlegebl. C, pl. 8, fig. 1 a and b; Panofka, Eigenn. mit καλός, p. 72; J.H.S. vol 4, p. 97; Wernicke, Lieblingsn. p. 88, no. 9; Klein, Lieblingsinschr. p. 74, no. 4; C.I.Gr. 8017.
The woman is perhaps Erichtho, the wife of Phineus, whose name is given on the Wurzburg Phineus cup.
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