|Collection:||Cambridge, Harvard University Art Museums|
|Summary:||Side A: Theseus and Sinis. Side B: Draped youth.|
|Ware:||Attic Red Figure|
|Painter:||Attributed to the Alkimachos Painter|
|Date:||ca. 470 BC - ca. 460 BC|
H. 0.327 m.; D. 0.175 m.
Unbroken and in good condition; some scratches and abrasion, particularly on Side B.
Side A: Theseus is about to kill Sinis by the same method used by the brigand when dispatching his own victims: he has bent down a fir tree and will use its tension to tear Sinis to pieces. With his left hand the hero holds the bent tree, its leaves and branches rendered in added red, and with the other hand clutches the wrist of Sinis, who falls backwards to the right, clinging for life to the trunk of the fir. The brigand is nude and wears a red wreath in his wild, unkempt hair. Theseus wears a belted chitoniskos and a red wreath. Between the figures is a nonsense inscription in two lines. Side B: A youth with a red wreath in his hair is walking to the right, but looking back to the left. He is completely mantled in his himation, which covers both hands.
The rest of the vase is black, except for the reserved lower edge of the foot and the groundlines below the figures, each of the latter consisting of a band of linked maeanders to right.
Nolan amphora with triple handles.
On the bottom of the foot:
Gift of Mr. E. P. Warren.