|Summary:||Interior: man and boy. Side A: Judgement of Paris. Side B: Paris leading Helen away.|
|Ware:||Attic Red Figure|
|Painter:||Attributed to Makron|
|Potter:||Signed by Hieron|
|Date:||ca. 490 BC - ca. 480 BC|
H. 12.0 cm., d. 33.5 cm., tondo 16.0 cm.
The cup is in good condition. Some of the surface details have eroded.
Interior: man and boy. The boy, standing on the left, is wrapped in a mantle. One hand is on his hip, while in the other he holds the end of a red string which is attached to a hare running away on the right. The bearded man leans on a staff, holding it with both hands. He wears a mantle draped to leave his chest free. An inscription identifies the boy as Hippodamas, a figure praised by both Makron and Douris. Side A: Judgement of Paris. Paris sits on a knoll surrounded by his herd (five goats). He is playing a lyre, and wears a simple chiton and mantle. Hermes leads the three goddesses forward — Athena, Hera and Aphrodite. The bearded Hermes carries a staff and gestures toward Paris, explaining the task ahead of him. He wears chlamys, winged boots and a domed hat. Athena wears a chiton, mantle and snake-trimmed aegis, a crested helmet and snake armbands, and carries a spear. Hera — in chiton, short mantle, fillet, armband and earrings — carries a tall scepter. Aphrodite, standing at the end of the procession and surrounded by four erotes, wears a chiton and mantle, the mantle pulled over her head, and holds a dove in her left hand. All three have, besides their attribute, a red twig in one hand. Side B: Paris leading Helen away. Paris leads Helen away to the left, holding onto her wrist and turning his head to look back at her. He carries two spears, and wears a chiton and mantle, a petasos hanging behind his right shoulder. Helen, veiled as a bride, wears a chiton, fillet and earrings, and a mantle pulled over her head. A companion of Paris (possibly Aeneas), walking behind Helen, turns to hold back Helen's sister, Timandra, who is rushing to try and help her. Timandra, arms outstretched, wears a chiton and mantle and a fillet. Paris' companion wears a short chiton and mantle. A petasos hangs behind his back and he carries two spears. Behind Timandra is Euopis, who turns back toward Ikarios and Tyndareos on the far right. Euopis holds a red flower tendril, and wears a chiton, mantle and fillet. Tyndareos, Helen's father, is bald and bearded and wears a long mantle. He is leans on his staff and gestures with his right hand, his forehead wrinkled in dismay. Ikarios, Helen's brother, is also bearded. He carries a staff and is dressed in chiton and mantl
For the shape, see Bloesch 92, Hieron no 11.
On the interior above the boy,
Incised along one handle,
The vase once belonged to the Canino collection. It was acquired by the museum in 1841.