|Collection:||Paris, Musée du Louvre|
|Summary:||Side A: The death of Aktaion
|Ware:||Attic Red Figure|
|Painter:||Attributed to the Painter of the Woolly Satyrs|
|Attributed By:||J.D. Beazley|
|Date:||ca. 460 BC - ca. 440 BC|
Side A: A hunter, wearing leather boots, a chlamys, and a wreath, and holding an arrow, leans to the right, and faces an olive tree, on either side of which two gilded birds are heraldically arranged. Artemis, wearing a belted peplos, a himation veiled over her head, and a crown, rides a biga (two-horse chariot) of deer, 3/4-view to the right, while Aktaion, a youthful hunter, is attacked by his hunting dogs, and falls backward to the ground (as punishment for having witnessed Artemis' bath). Another youthful hunter, shown in 3/4-back view, wearing leather boots, a chlamys, and a pilos (which falls from his head), drops his club and flees to the right, pursued by a hunting dog, while a bearded man, wearing a taenia and chlamys, and holding a scepter (?), stands in a frontal view, with his head turned profile to the left. A woman wearing a sakkos and a himation over her undergarments sits in a hunched posture, profile to the left.
Side B: A youth wearing a himation and a taenia stands in a frontal view, with his head profile to the left, and rests his left hand on a staff, while, to his right, a woman wearing a himation over a medium-sleeved chiton, and a taenia, stands in a frontal view, with her head profile to the left. She holds a globular vase in her left hand. Another woman, wearing a himation over a medium-sleeved chiton, and a taenia, stands in 3/4-view to the left, and holds a garland (or string of beads?) in her outstretched left hand, and a third woman, wearing a himation and a sakkos, stands profile the the left. A youth, wearing a himation, stands in a frontal view, with his head profile to the left, and supports his right hand on a staff.
Nearly symmetrical palmettes decorate the space between the handles.
Shape Description: Volute krater