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Pottery: black-figured epinetron (thigh-guard used in wool preparation). Designs black on red panels, with accessories of purple and white, the latter faded. Between the panels is a broad band of incised scale-pattern; at either end, rays.
(a) On the left is a youth seated to right on an okladias, with fillet, himation, and sceptre in left hand, conversing with a female figure who is seated on an okladias facing him; she has long hair, fillet, long chiton and himation, both embroidered. Behind her is a goose to left looking back. On the right is a similar female figure on a four-legged stool to right conversing with a bearded male figure seated on an okladias, in long chiton and himation, both embroidered, with sceptre in right hand. Above are four garments suspended.
(b) Similar design: On the left is a female figure to right, with long hair, long chiton, and himation; next, a beardless male figure seated to right on an okladias, with fillet, embroidered himation and sceptre in left hand, conversing with a female figure similarly seated, with long hair, fillet, long embroidered chiton and himation. On the right is a female figure, as the last, seated to right on a four-legged stool with back ending in a swan's neck and head, conversing with a beardless male figure, as the other. Above are five garments suspended.
At the end is a female head in relief, with long hair and sphendonè, in red.
- Production date
- 500BC (circa)
Diameter: 19.65 centimetres
Height: 13.95 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Published and discussed in Heinrich, F. 2006. Das Epinetron. Aspekte der weiblichen Lebenswelt im Spiegel eines Arbeitsgeräts (Rahden), cat. no. Sf.83.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Greek and Roman
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