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Height 0.189, diameter 0.194. The shape, Caskey G. p. 125, 78. A, sacrifice to Hermes; B, youth. About 425-420 B.C.

A. A youth catches a goat, taking it by the horns and bestriding it. It bleats. He wears a wrap which falls away from his shoulders. Hermes stands watching, dressed in chlamys, winged cap, sandals and stockings, with a pair of wings attached to each ankle. In his right hand he holds a caduceus; his left raises the chlamys from within. His hair covers his neck; the youth's is shorter. Three small objects hang on the wall. Two are pinakes. One represents a naked male running to left with arms outstretched — or one arm outstretched, and a cloak flying behind — ; the subject of the other is hard to make out. The third object is a small statuette, probably in clay, representing a herm. It is drawn in profile, and so is the shelf on which it stands. The back of the shelf is fastened to the wall by two nails at the upper corners. The scene is laid in a sanctuary of Hermes, to whom the goat will be sacrificed. The statuette shows the god in his primitive form, but the god himself is present.

Relief-contours. Brown lines for the minor markings on the bodies, and for parts of the goat's skin. The black of the background has encroached upon the youth's toes and left heel.

The figure on the back of the vase is connected with those on the front: a youth in a himation hastens towards them; compare no. 164. There is no relief-contour.

The style may somewhat recall the Washing Painter.

E. Vermeule, AJA 70 (1966), p. 22; Mattusch 1980, p. 436, note 13; Padgett 1989, p. 43; LIMC, V, 1, pp. 354 (no. 817), 377, V, 2, pl. 266, illus. (G. Siebert); Frank 1990, pp. 223 (fig. 9), 224.

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