Pottery: black-figured plate: an archer blowing a trumpet. Attributed to the painter Psiax.

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1867,0508.941

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Pottery: black-figured plate: an archer blowing a trumpet. Attributed to the painter Psiax.

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  • COMPASS Title: Black-figured plate, attributed to the painter Psiax;An archer

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  • Pottery: black-figured plate: an archer blowing a trumpet. Attributed to the painter Psiax.

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  • Pottery: black-figured pinax (plate). Late style; occasional accessories of white and purple. An archer to left, beardless, with hair curly in front, earrings, high peaked cap, and jerkin and anaxyrides in one piece, stippled all over, with a guilloche pattern down the legs; at his side, his bow and quiver, the latter ornamented with guilloche pattern, with open lid in the form of a wing; he is blowing a trumpet with a phorbeia (chinstrap).

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  • Black-figured pottery amphora. Under each handle, two patterns of spirals.  (a) Achilles slaying Penthesilea: Achilles steps to right, bearded, with long tresses, fully armed, high-crested helmet and short striped chiton, and has beaten down the Amazon queen Penthesilea on one knee, and plunges spear into her throat. She has a high-crested helmet with cheek-pieces and serpent in relief, short diapered chiton, over which is a pardalis (leopard skin), sword and shield, and looks back at him, thrusting vainly with spear; a stream of blood gushes from her wound. In front of Achilles is inscribed: ??????S; in front of Penthesilea: ???T?S????. On the left is inscribed: ??s???a? ?pt???se; on the right: ???t???d?? ?a???.  (b) Dionysos and Oinopion: Dionysos to left (facing left), bearded, with hair looped up and wreathed with ivy, long white chiton and embroidered himation, holds in left hand vine-branches, and with right gives a cantharos to his son, Oinopion, who stands facing him, nude and beardless, his hair looped up with a myrtle wreath, holding an oinochoe in right hand. In front of Dionysos is inscribed: S?S???? (retr.), ?????s??; above Oinopion: OINO?ION; behind him: ???t???d?? ?a???, as on (a).

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