|Collection:||Museum of Fine Arts, Boston|
|Summary:||Side A: Herakles and Amazons. Side B: komos between swans.|
|Ware:||Attic Black Figure|
|Painter:||Attributed to the Timiades Painter|
|Date:||ca. 570 BC - ca. 560 BC|
H. 0.394 m., D. Rim 0.518 m., Max. D. 0.244 m., D. Foot 0.151 m.
From Vulci, Gsell Tomb 49, together with cup by Tleson, Boston 98.920.
Three figured registers on body, and palmette chain around neck.
Upper register: side A: Herakles and Amazons. At the center of the scene, Herakles, wearing lion skin over short chiton and a scabbard, grabs Andromache, queen of the Amazons, by the wrist and is about to dispatch her with a short sword. Andromache collapses as she attempts to flee to the right, looking over her shoulder. She wears a short-sleeved chiton with a belt, the chiton decorated with registers of animals and mythical creatures: a sphinx, three sirens and four felines facing alternately left and right. She is armed with an Attic helmet, a shield and a spear, and has a sword at her side. To the left of these, an Amazon, Panariste, defeats a Greek, Timiades. Panariste wears a belted chiton, greaves, an Attic helmet with a wheel below the crest, and carries a spear and a shield with a rosette. Timiades sinks to his knee, and supports himself on his shield; he is naked except for his greaves and helmet. To the right, Telamon attacks the Amazon Aenippe. Telamon is naked except for greaves and a Corinthian helmet, and holds a spear in his right arm and a Boeotian shield on his left. Aenippe wears a short chiton, a leather corslet, and a helmet, and carries a large shield, a spear, and has a sword at her side. All figures are labelled. Side B: four naked male dancers moving in pairs to left and right, between two swans with raised wings. Second register: side A: seated sphinx between sirens and panthers, looking in. Side B: goat flanked by two panthers facing in. Third register: side A: ram walking to right, flanked by panthers. Side B: swan to right, flanked by panthers.