Main panel: woman swinging

Overview: vertical handle rear

Main panel: woman pushing

Main panel: woman pushing

Main panel: woman swinging

Main panel: woman pushing, upper half

Collection: Berlin, Antikenmuseen
Summary: Swing (a woman swinging another)
Ware: Attic Red Figure
Painter: Attributed to the Washing Painter
Context: From Nola
Date: ca. 430 BC

H. 18.5 cm.

Primary Citation: ARV2, 1131.172; Para, 454; Beazley Addenda 2, 333
Shape: Hydria
Beazley Number: 214982
Region: Campania
Period: Classical


The vase is in excellent condition, having suffered only minor scratches.

Decoration Description:

Swing (a woman swinging another). On the left, a woman wearing a chiton and sakkos, her mantle pulled down around her waist, stoops to push the girl on the swing. The girl swings forward, her hair and chiton flying. Her mantle is draped over her lap. The swing has four legs, three of which are visible. A large, close-mouthed vessel (?) is sunk into the ground between the two women, and a basket stands on the far left, behind the woman pushing the swing. A festoon hangs over her head.

Sources Used:

Greifenhagen 1968, pl. 42, 2.

Other Bibliography:

Millingen AUM. 1 pl. 30; FR, iii, 28; Gerhard AB. pl. 55, 1-2; Greifenhagen A.K.2 42, 2; Kerényi 1976, pl. 94; Robertson 1975, pl. 85d; Gehrig et al. Führer, pl. 66; Boardman 1989, fig. 210.