|Collection:||Paris, Musée du Louvre|
|Summary:||Side A: Fight, with Athena and Hermes watching
|Ware:||Attic Red Figure|
|Painter:||Attributed to the Andokides Painter|
|Potter:||Signed by Andokides|
|Date:||ca. 525 BC - 520 BC|
|Dimensions:||H. 0.57 m|
Side A: Athena stands at the left witnessing the fight. She wears a helmet (with added purple around the crest), necklace, earrings and bracelets, and is clad in an elaborately patterned chiton and himation, the latter being draped around the aegis. A ferocious snake is knotted around her shoulders and she holds a spear in one hand and a flower (with added purple) in the other. The left warrior wears a double-crested snake helmet (outlined in added purple) and patterned chitoniskos. His greaves, thigh protectors, and cuirass are decorated with volutes. A sword with raptor finial is slung around him on an added purple baldric. He holds out a shield edged in added purple and attacks with a spear. The right warrior wears a patterned chitoniskos, greaves, a helmet with a dog at the base of the crest, a sword on a baldric, carries a round shield with a scorpion device, and also attacks with a spear. Behind him, Hermes strides to the left holding out his caduceus (with added purple), wearing a patterned chlamys fastened with a pin, and a cap. The figures' helmets project into the ornament band above. Side B: A kitharode plays standing on a two-tiered platform. The plektron is on an added purple cord and the instrument has added purple details. The player wears an added purple wreath and a patterned chiton. The left-hand listener is enveloped in a patterned and bordered himation pulled up over the head, and holds a flower while leaning on a staff. The right-hand one wears an added purple wreath and has a sideburn done in dilute glaze. He is draped in a patterned himation, smells a hand-held flower with added red, and holds a spear.
The ornament consists of double bands of ivy on the reserve handles with a reserve strip with meander at their base on the sides (
Shape Description: Type A amphora; its lid,
Inscriptions: On the foot, incised,
Collection History: Formerly in the collection of the Prince of Canino.