Detail of side B, top center: Eros, atop Pegasos, aiming his bow

Detail of side A, top right: Poseidon riding a white horse to the right, a...

Detail of side B, lower left: Hermes, with chlamys and petasos, lunging to...

Detail of side A, top left: Apollo ahead of Zeus' quadriga

Detail of side B, upper right: 3/4-front view of a giant armed with a torc...

Detail of side B, center right: Dioskouros on a red horse, riding to the r...

Collection: Paris, Musée du Louvre
Summary: Gigantomachy
Ware: Attic Red Figure
Painter: Attributed to the Suessula Painter
Attributed By: J.D. Beazley
Context: From Melos
Date: ca. 400 BC - ca. 390 BC
Primary Citation: ARV2, 1344.1; Para, 482; Beazley Addenda 2, 367
Shape: Amphora
Beazley Number: 217568
Period: Late Classical

Decoration Description:

Side A: Zeus descends in his quadriga, driven by Nike, on a giant and an Amazon. To his right are Dionysos, driving a panther biga to the right, Poseidon on horseback, and Hekate, aiming an arrow to the left. Beneath them are Demeter and Hermes. Beneath Zeus are Athena, attacking a giant to her left, and Herakles, struggling with the opponents of Zeus. To Zeus' left are Apollo (facing left) and Artemis (facing right), brandishing torches.

Side B: Ares, climbing up to a chariot (to the right), conducted by Aphrodite, battles against three giants. A small Eros is perched on one of the horses, and aims his bow. Beneath are Kore (Persephone) and a giant; to the right are the Dioskouroi, both on horseback, one of whom battles an adversary of Ares.

Shape Description: Neck amphora with twisted handles

Sources Used: Boardman 1989, fig. 329; Vian 1951, 86, no. 309, pl. 46