Collection: Athens, Fethiye Djami
Summary: The Wedding of Alkestis
Ware: Attic Red Figure
Painter: Attributed to the Methyse Painter
Context: Excavated at Athens, Acropolis, South Slope
Date: ca. 450 BC - ca. 440 BC
Primary Citation: ARV2, 632.1
Shape: Loutrophoros
Period: High Classical

Decoration Description: A chariot proceeds to the closed door of the house of Admetos: Alkestis, Admetos, Apollo, behind the horses, with laurel crown, kithara, and plektron; Artemis, wearing a peplos and a sphendone, holds torches; Hermes; Peitho, standing frontal, with her head turned to the right, wearing a chiton, a himation, and a taenia, holding a dinos (?) on her head.

Sources Used: Shapiro 1993, 201 n. 463, 205, 259 no. 126; LIMC, 7.247 s.v. Peitho no. 46 (N. Icard-Gianolio); LIMC, 2.288 s.v. Apollon no. 852 (B. Lambrinudakis et al.), 735-36 s.v. Artemis no. 1440 (L. Kahil/N. Icard); LIMC, 1.534-35 s.v. Alkestis no. 2 (M. Schmidt).