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Pottery: red-figured column-krater.
(a) Peleus seizing Thetis. Peleus, beardless and wreathed, with short chiton and apoptygma, striding forward from left, has locked his arms around the body of Thetis, his hands clasped on her left shoulder. She moves away to right, looking round to left and extending her right arm, on which is an arching snake which bites the back of Peleus' head. She wears a long chiton, over which is a second long chiton of thicker material, undertied and with apoptygma, decorated with rows of dots and zigzags, and a necklace of beads.
(b) A bearded satyr running at full speed to left, with one arm extended in front, the other behind, like the runners in the short foot-race on Panathenaic amphorae.
Large style. Purple wreath. Fine brown inner markings, and folds of the upper part (not apoptygma) of Peleus' chiton. Eye in transition type. The hair of Peleus is edged with single wavy lines. Below, a thin purple line. Round the lowest part of the body, rays; round the neck, linked lotus-buds.
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Diameter: 38.70 centimetres
Height: 44.45 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- BM Cat. Vases
For the running style on b, cf. the Panathenaic amphorae BM Vases Β137 and Β611.
- On display (G20a/dc5)
- Badly damaged, but (a) is complete except that the upper part of Thetis' head and her left arm are broken away.
- Associated events
- Associated Event: Peleus seizes Thetis
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- Greek and Roman
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