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41. 13.196 OINOCHOE Greek and Persian in combat PLATE XVIII

Height, including handle, 0.23 m.; without handle, 0.193 m.; diameter, 0.151 m. Broken; the left arm of the Greek injured. Relief lines used throughout for the contours of the Greek, but very sparingly for those of the Persian, as follows: the lower part of the cap, most of the left arm, the inner lines of the legs for a distance from the fork. The shield and spear of the Greek, the Persian's sword and the lower part of his quiver are outlined in relief, but not the bow nor the arrow. Brown used for the inner markings on the Greek, black turning to brown for the hair of both figures and for the patterns on the Persian's garments. The bow-string is a thin line added over the glaze, but of no distinguishable colour. The glaze has a slightly bluish tinge.

From Gela. Ann. Rep. 1913, p. 93. Beazley, V.A., p. 157. Att. V., p. 355, no. 3. A drawing of the shape in Caskey, G.G.V., p. 142, no. 94.

A youthful Greek advances to right aiming his spear at a bearded Persian, who, having shot an arrow past his adversary, draws back and strives to defend himself with his sword. The Greek wears a crested Attic helmet (decorated on the side with a floral ornament and on the raised cheek-piece with a snake), greaves, and a sword hanging from a cross-belt. The shield on his arm is seen in perspective from within. The Persian is in oriental costume consisting of a cap, with its flaps lowered, a tight-fitting sleeved tunic and trousers. His quiver hangs from a cross-belt. On Persian costume see Gow, J.H.S. xlviii, 1928, pp. 142 f.

See under no. 43 (Boston 13.192).1


ARV, p. 409, no. 32; B. B. Shefton, AJA 64 (1960), p. 174; Carpenter 1962, p. 86; A. Bovon, BCH 87 (1963), pp. 585 (no. 13), 588, 589 (fig. 13), 594, 596; ARV2, p. 631, no. 38; Gestalt und Geschichte, p. 87, fig. 9 (H. Bloesch); Para., p. 399, no. 38; J. R. Green, BSA 66 (1971), p. 190, note 8; T. Hölscher, 1973, Griechische Historienbilder des 5. und 4. Jahrhunderts v. Chr. (Beiträge zur Archäologie 6), pp. 39 (no. A 11), 41-42, 44, pl. 4, 1; T. Hölscher, AntK 17 (1974), p. 79, pl. 20, 1; K. Schauenburg, AM 90 (1975), p. 110, note 70; B. A. Sparkes, JHS 95 (1975), pp. 132-33, note 75; Lezzi-Hafter 1976, pp. 14-15, 22, 80 (note 288c), 88 (note 326e), 102, no. Ch3, pls. 21c, 73c; Cambitoglou 1979, p. 129 (M. Robertson); Beazley Addenda 1, p. 133; B. Fehr, 1984, Die Tyrannentöter, Frankfurt am Main, Fischer Taschenbuch, p. 20, fig. 12; Böhr & Martini 1986, p. 103 (E. Böhr); Beazley Addenda 2, p. 272.


1 (From Addenda to Part I) Nos. 40-3. ARV. p. 409, Chicago Painter nos. 31-4. No. 42 (after Caskey), Buschor Griechische Vasen p. 188; part (after Caskey), Langlotz Griechische Klassik fig. 13.

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