Collection: St. Petersburg, State Hermitage Museum
Summary: A (upper level): The Judgment of ParisA (lower level): Hebe (labelled), Hera (labelled), Hermes, Paris, Athena, Eros, and Aphrodite.B (upper level): Tripod, satyr, woman, Apollo, Dionysos, woman, satyrB (lower level): Woman and satyr
Ware: Attic Red Figure, Kerch
Painter: Attributed to the Kadmos Painter
Context: From Pantikapaion
Date: ca. 420 BC - ca. 410 BC
Dimensions: H. 0.493 m; max. diam. (rim) 0.524 m
Primary Citation: ARV2, 1185.7
Shape: Calyx krater
Beazley Number: 215695
Period: High Classical


Decoration Description: A (upper level): A female charioteer emerges from behind a hill (her feet obscured), standing in the chariot box 3/4-view to the right (labelled), driving a quadriga, wearing a belted, sleeveless chiton with patterned yoke, long curly dark hair in a pony tail, a red taenia (?), white dot earrings, a white necklace, two white bands on each wrist, bends her right arm at waist level, and holds reins and whip in her left hand, advanced to the right; Eris (labelled), standing frontal, with her head profile to the right, weight on her left leg, her right leg relaxed, wearing a belted, long sleeved, oriental tunic, belted over a chiton, a stephane with three white rays, a white bead necklace, a short, high pony tail, rests her right hand on her hip, and lowers her left hand at her side, bending her left arm slightly; Themis (labelled), standing 3/4-view to the left, wearing a double-belted, short-sleeved chiton with shoulder straps and a short overfold, white dot earrings, a rayed ovolo taenia over rolled hair, and a white bead necklace, rests her right hand on the left shoulder of Eris, and her left hand on her hip; another quadriga profile to the left (only ears and forehead of foremost horse, and the rear of the two latter horses remain), emerging from behind a hill, driven by a winged woman standing frontal in a chariot box (neck and head missing), wearing a peplos belted over a long overfold, two white bands on each wrist, holds the reins in her right hand, bent to the left, at waist level, with her left arm lowered at her side; bearded Zeus standing near profile to the left, wearing a patterned, bordered himation, draped around his waist and over his left shoulder, a white/yellow taenia, olive wreath, his left arm enveloped in his himation, leans on his straightened left leg, his right leg advanced slightly, lowers his right hand at his side, holding a scepter with a floral finial.

Sources Used: Shapiro 1993, 224, figs. 14, 185, 232 no. 15; Add2, 341; Harrison 1977, 158, pl. 42.4; LIMC 3 (1981) 848 s.v. Eris no. 7 (H. Giroux); LIMC, 2.279 s.v. Apollon no. 768a (B. Lambrinudakis et al.); Para, 460; M├ętzger 1951, pl. 37