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Object Number: 63-26-13
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Attic
Ancient Greek
Provenience: Greece
Attica
Athens
Manufacture Location: Attica
Date Made: c. 500 BC
Early Date: -550
Late Date: -450
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Ceramic
Technique:Black Figure
Iconography:Hermes
Athena
Hera
Aphrodite
Judgement of Paris?
Height: 17.7cm
Outside Diameter:11.6cm
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs Earl Ford, 1963

Description

Shoulder lekythos, restored from many fragments. Section of wall missing in back. Disk foot, glazed on top only. Lower wall glazed. Above it two wheel-run purple lines, upper of which is ground line for scene. Scene: Hermes at right, proceeding, r. hand outstretched to right, followed by 3 female figures. The central figure holds an object which may be a helmet: Athena?. Probably this scene is referring to the Judgement of Paris, Hermes leading Hera, Athena and Aphrodite to Paris on Mt. Ida. At base of neck, short verical lines, and below, on shoulder, lotus bud pattern. Neck reserved. Lip, outside and inside, and outer surface of handle glazed. Various pencilled noted on bottom: "500 before Christ", "From Athens", and others illegible.


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