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Pottery: red-figured hydria (water jar).
Three women at toilet (?). In the centre a woman in a saccos moves to right, holding out both hands towards one confronting her, who holds in both hands a taenia; between them is a calathos. On left a woman wearing an himation stands en face, but looking to right and holding up in her right a mirror. All three wear sleeved chiton: the two side figures have their hair looped up with a radiated stephane. Over the central figure is inscribed, AYTOΠΣΙA, Αυτοψία.
Purple inscription. Brown markings of calathos. Eye in profile. Design curves over shoulder. Below, sets of three inlanders separated by red cross squares: above, a strip of laurel wreath.
- Production date
- 440BC-420BC (circa)
Height: 34 centimetres
Weight: 2 kilograms
Width: 29.20 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- BM Cat. Vases
De Rossi, Vasi Greci di Blacas, pl. 43; Él. Cér. iv, pl. 29, p. 161; Kretschmer, Vaseninschr. pp. 179 and 236.
For names of which the formation is analogous, cf. Παννυχίς, Μύστης; and Jahn, Vasenb. p. 28.
- On display (G73/dc7)
- Surface injured on the shoulders of the two right hand figures.
- Acquisition date
- Greek and Roman
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