|Collection:||Museum of Fine Arts, Boston|
|Summary:||Side A: Gigantomachy with Herakles and Zeus in a chariot
|Ware:||Attic Black Figure|
|Painter:||Attributed to the Three-Line Group|
|Date:||ca. 530 BC|
H 0.344 m D 0.214 m
There are chips on the rim and handles, and spalls especially on Side B.
Side A: A gigantomachy is depicted. On the far left stands Athena, in profile to the right. She wears a peplos and chlamys which is fastened over her breast with a clasp; the stripes and dots on her garments are painted red, while the rows of dots and dot circles are painted white. Her aegis is decorated with white dots, and the fillet on her high-crested Attic helmet is red. She carries a spear and round shield, and her skin is painted white. In front of her legs is the vertical inscription Side B: The gigantomachy is continued here. On the left stands a bearded warrior who wears a short red-striped chiton over a corselet, a high-crested Corinthian helmet, and greaves. He carries a sheathed sword suspended from a baldric, two spears, and a Boeotian shield with white-painted details; he turns his head to look over his shoulder. In front of him is a chariot, wheeling around as the one on Side A. The red-bearded charioteer wears a red fillet and a long white chiton; he carries a Boeotian shield on his back. In the chariot with him is a helmeted figure (maybe Ares?) who wears a corselet. The horses are black with similar details as those on Side A; under them lies a fallen bearded warrior. He is on his knees and left elbow. He wears a red-striped short chiton, a corselet and a high-crested Corinthian helmet. In front of the horses Poseidon strides to the right. He has a red beard and wears a red fillet in his hair; he wears a chiton and white-dotted himation, and carries his trident. As he points the way with his thumb and fingers extended, he turns to look back. Over his head is the inscription
The neck of the vessel is decorated with a double palmette-lotus chain, and on the shoulder is an enclosed tongue pattern (alternate tongues are painted red). Above the foot are rays, surmounted by a meander, then a lotus bud chain, then another meander, all separated by triple lines.
Side A, over the respective figures:
H.L. Pierce Fund, 1901.