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Physical Description

Attributed to the Workshop of the Achilles Painter.
On the body of the vase a woman and a warrior face each other across a tombstone.
The woman stands to the left of the tomb and looks towards the man on the other side. She is dressed in a thin tunic which is belted with an overfold at the waist. With her right arm she gestures to the warrior, while her left points to the foot of the tombstone, which is decorated with a ribbon and a wreath. On top of the gravestone stands a statue of a youth, draped in a cloak and posed in such a way as to echo the stance of the warrior to the right.
This warrior is clad in typically Greek armour: over a short tunic he wears a decorated linen corselet, with long tabs to protect the lower abdomen and groin. His bearded face is covered by a crested "Thracian" helmet decorated, unusually on the neckguard, with the figure of a satyr. In his left hand he holds a large round hoplite shield and in his right a spear.

Research Notes

5th century BC
On the body of the vase a woman and a warrior face each other across a tombstone.
The woman stands to the left of the tomb and looks towards the man on the other side. She is dressed in a thin tunic which is belted with an overfold at the waist. With her right arm she gestures to the warrior, while her left points to the foot of the tombstone, which is decorated with a ribbon and a wreath. On top of the gravestone stands a statue of a youth, draped in a cloak and posed in such a way as to echo the stance of the warrior to the right.
This warrior is clad in typically Greek armour: over a short tunic he wears a decorated linen corselet, with long tabs to protect the lower abdomen and groin. His bearded face is covered by a crested "Thracian" helmet decorated, unusually on the neckguard, with the figure of a satyr. In his left hand he holds a large round hoplite shield and in his right a spear. —Dr Daniel Osland

Provenance

Purchased from W Seltman


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