Side A: Athena's feet


Side A: Athena's spear

Side A: Athena, mid-section

Side A: Athena, lower half

Side B: scene at center

Collection: Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design
Summary: Side A: Athena; Side B: Draped Youth
Ware: Attic Red Figure
Painter: Attributed to the Nikon Painter
Context: Athens
Date: ca. 460 BC

H. 0.240 m., D. 0.190 m.

Primary Citation: ARV2, 650, 3
Shape: Nolan amphora
Beazley Number: 207567
Region: Attica
Period: Early Classical

Decoration Description:

Side A: Goddess Athena faces right. Unhelmeted, she wears the aegis over a long spotted chiton of Ionic style with full elbow sleeves and a himation with decorative stripe over her arms. Her right arm is outstretched as if exhorting a hero to action while her left hand carries a spear, point down. Her hair is bound in a fillet with long streamers and falls to the nape of her neck. One foot faces front while the other is turned to the right. Below is a band of meanders.

Side B: A crudely drawn youth, draped in himation, facing right, leans heavily on a staff. Below is a band of meanders.


*T*I*M*O*X*S*E*N*O*S *K*A*L*O*S, "Timoxsenos is beautiful", running vertically downward beside Athena.

Collection History:

Formerly in the Warren collection. Purchased, 1925.

Sources Used:

CVA, USA 2, RISD 1, p.24, pl.15: 1a-b.

Other Bibliography:

Banks RISD Bulletin XVI 1928 p.45, fig.9 (Side A) and p.51