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Hypsis' hydria: Drawing of the main panel, showing three armed Amazo...

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Shoulder: two boys on horseback

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Hypsis' hydria: Drawing of the shoulder scene, showing two nude boys...

Hypsis' hydria: Overview drawing of the vase, 3/4-view from the left

Collection: Munich, Antikensammlungen
Summary: Panel: Three AmazonsShoulder: Chariot, and two boys on horseback
Ware: Attic Red Figure
Painter: Signed by Hypsis
Context: From Vulci
Date: ca. 500 BC

H. 0.515 m; D. rim 0.265 m.

Primary Citation: ARV2, 30, no. 1.
Shape: Hydria
Beazley Number: 200170
Region: Etruria
Period: Late Archaic

Decoration Description:

Panel: Three Amazons prepare for battle. The central Amazon is testing a salpinx. She is wearing a short, belted chiton and helmet, and is equipped with greaves, sword, and a spear. The Amazon to her right turns back to her at the sound of the instrument, while lifting her shield. Her spear is leaning behind her. A third Amazon is looking on from the left holding her helmet and spear, her shield leaning against her left thigh. In the field behind her is the inscription painted in dark red *A*N*D*R*O*M*A*X*E ("Andromache"), the central Amazon is marked *A*N*T*I*O*P*E*A ("Antiopea"), and the one on the right [epig-rough]*U*P*O*P*U*L*E ("Hypopyle"). Above the central Amazon is the additional inscription *X*E*U*X*E ("Cheuche"), and along the right border [epig-rough]*U*F*S*I*S *E*G*R*A*P*S*E*N ("Hyphsis painted it"). The scene is framed around the bottom and side borders by a frieze of encircled red palmettes, on the top by a band of meanders.

Shoulder: The image on the shoulders extends the size of the panel. It shows on the right a quadriga preparing for departure: the bearded driver is mounting the chariot, holding the reigns of the horses and a kentron in his hands. To the left are two naked youths on horseback, each carrying a short whip. Several red inscriptions mark the field around the group: in front of the horses is written *k*a*i*r*e, in front of the charioteer *k*a*l*o*s ("[he is] beautiful"), in front of the first horseman *N*e*d*i*o*s or [epig-rough]*e*r*i*a*s?, below the tail of the horse *S*i*m*o*s or *S*i*m*o*n ("Simos" or "Simon").


*A*N*D*R*O*M*A*X*E; *A*N*T*I*O*P*E*A; [epig-rough]*U*P*O*P*U*L*E; *X*E*U*X*E; [epig-rough]*U*F*S*I*S *E*G*R*A*P*S*E*N; *k*a*i*r*e; *k*a*l*o*s; *N*e*d*i*o*s or *H*e*r*i*a*s?; *S*i*m*o*s or *S*i*m*o*n.

Collection History:

Collection Candelori.

Sources Used:

CVA, Munich 5, pl. 224,1- 2, pl. 225, 3, pl. 226, 6.

Other Bibliography:

Klein, Die griechischen Vasen mit Meistersignaturen 198 (Hypsis); Robinson and Fluck, A study of the Greek love-names 170.