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oinochoe

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1842,0728.925

  • Description

    Pottery: black-figured oinochoe (wine-jug). Trefoil mouth. Design black on red ground, with white accessories. Under the handle, a palmette-pattern with tendrils.
    Heracles and Athene: On the left is Heracles to right, with lion's skin over a short chiton, the tail caught up under a girdle, sword at side and club over left shoulder, from which hangs his quiver, with open lid in the form of a wing. He holds out right hand to take that of Athene, who stands facing him, in high-crested helmet with cheek-pieces, aegis with snake-border both sides, long chiton with stars incised on it, and himation with white spots. Between them is a palmette on a long stalk. In the field, imitation inscriptions.

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  • Producer name

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 500BC (circa)
  • Production place

  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 17.78 centimetres
  • Curator's comments

    BM Cat. Vases

    Welcker, Alte Denkm. pl. 5, 1; Gerhard, Etr. u. Gr. Trinksch. pl. C, 7.

  • Bibliography

    • Vase B498 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1842

  • Department

    Greek & Roman Antiquities

  • Registration number

    1842,0728.925

Pottery: black-figured oinochoe (wine-jug). Trefoil mouth. Design black on red ground, with white accessories. Under the handle, a palmette-pattern with tendrils.  Heracles and Athene: On the left is Heracles to right, with lion's skin over a short chiton, the tail caught up under a girdle, sword at side and club over left shoulder, from which hangs his quiver, with open lid in the form of a wing. He holds out right hand to take that of Athene, who stands facing him, in high-crested helmet with cheek-pieces, aegis with snake-border both sides, long chiton with stars incised on it, and himation with white spots. Between them is a palmette on a long stalk. In the field, imitation inscriptions.

Pottery: black-figured oinochoe (wine-jug). Trefoil mouth. Design black on red ground, with white accessories. Under the handle, a palmette-pattern with tendrils. Heracles and Athene: On the left is Heracles to right, with lion's skin over a short chiton, the tail caught up under a girdle, sword at side and club over left shoulder, from which hangs his quiver, with open lid in the form of a wing. He holds out right hand to take that of Athene, who stands facing him, in high-crested helmet with cheek-pieces, aegis with snake-border both sides, long chiton with stars incised on it, and himation with white spots. Between them is a palmette on a long stalk. In the field, imitation inscriptions.

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