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Pottery: black-figured lebes gamikos (marriage bowl) or kalpis on stand. Two handles, each formed of two loops. Designs on the body of the vase, black on red panels, with accessories of white and purple.
(a) Nuptials of Zeus and Hera: A quadriga to right, the third horse white, in which are Zeus, bearded, in long embroidered himation, holding the reins, and Hera (only her face visible). By the further side of the quadriga is Apollo Citharoedos to right, with long hair, fillet, and himation, playing with a plectrum on the chelys. In advance of him is Dionysos looking back, bearded, with long hair, ivy-wreath, long chiton and himation, holding a vine-branch. At the horses' heads is Artemis to right, holding a torch, in long chiton and himation, left hand raised; behind her is her fawn.
(b) Five female figures (goddesses ?) to right, two of them side by side; all have long chitons and himatia, both embroidered; the first and third hold out wreaths in their left hands, the second is veiled in her himation, the fourth and fifth have fillets, and their left hands raised.
On the stand: Above, double honeysuckle pattern.
(a) Peleus seizing Thetis: Peleus to right, beardless, with fillet, cuirass, and short chiton tied at the waist, stoops forward and seizes Thetis round the waist. She has long hair, ivy-wreath, long chiton and embroidered himation, and behind her are flames, or wings (?) indicating one of her metamorphoses. She holds out left hand to a Nereid on her right, moving away and looking back, with fillet, and long chiton and himation, both embroidered; on the right is a similar figure.
(b) In the centre, Dionysos to right, with long beard, ivy-wreath, in long white chiton and embroidered himation, in left hand a cantharos. On either side is a Maenad facing him, with long chiton and himation over her head, both embroidered. On the right is a Maenad running to left (as the two last), looking back at, and holding out left hand to another, who has long tresses, ivy-wreath, long chiton and embroidered himation, and holds out right hand to her.
- Production date
- 500BC-480BC (circa)
Height: 39.37 centimetres
- On display (G69/dc1)
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- Greek and Roman
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