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48. 01.8077 LEKYTHOS Zeus pursuing Aegina PLATES XXII and XXVI

Height, 0.415 m.; diameter, 0.136 m. Complete; parts of the surface eaten away, but without serious injury to the picture. On the shoulder, a tongue-pattern and three palmettes, black on the reserved ground. No relief contours, except for the left upper arm of Zeus, the top of his left foot, and his spear. Brown used for most of the inner markings on the body of Zeus, his wreath, the hair on his forehead, his moustache and long curls, the fingers of his left hand; also for the diadem of the woman, the hair on her forehead, her chin, the string binding her back hair.

From Sicily; bought at Castelvetrano and therefore perhaps found at Selinus. Acquired in 1901. Beazley, J.H.S. xxxiv, 1914, p. 200, no. 28; p. 228, fig. 31. V.A., p. 163. Hoppin, i, p. 4, no. 10. Beazley, Att. V., p. 376, no. 58.

Zeus running to right, with a sceptre held horizontally in his right hand, and his extended left touching the shoulder of a woman who flees from him with her head turned back. He has a short cloak draped over his right shoulder and left arm. His head is wreathed; three long locks hang down upon his chest. She is garbed in Ionic chiton with kolpos, and himation, and has a stephane with four leaves showing on her head. Her back hair is tied up in a bag.

About 450-440 B.C. One of the minor works of the Achilles painter, carefully drawn, and exhibiting clearly many of the characteristic details of his style.1

J. D. Beazley, JHS 34 (1914), pp. 224-225, fig. 31; R. Lullies, AM 65 (1940), pp. 10-12; ARV, p. 639, no. 69; Caskey & Beazley, II, p. 101, no. 48; T. Dohrn, RM 69 (1962), p. 91, note 119; ARV2, p. 993, no. 84; L. Byvanck-Quarles van Ufford, RA 1972, p. 256; Kurtz 1975, p. 132, note 1; Kaempf-Dimitriadou 1979, pp. 25, 96, no. 249, pl. 16, 2; Brommer 1980, p. 46, no. B 50; LIMC, I, 1, pp. 368 (no. 9), 370, I, 2, pl. 282, illus. (S. Kaempf-Dimitriadou); Beazley Addenda 1, p. 152; Kurtz 1983, p. 84; Böhr & Martini 1986, p. 102 (E. Böhr); A. Calinescu, in W. Rudolph and A. Calinescu, eds., 1988, Ancient Art from the V. G. Simkhovitch Collection, Bloomington, Indiana University Art Museum, p. 155, under no. 143; V. Olivotto, in M. Bonghi Jovino, ed., 1986, Gli Etruschi di Tarquinia, Modena, Panini, pp. 189-190, note 127; Koch-Harnack 1989, pp. 65, 67, fig. 48; Beazley Addenda 2, p. 312; Arafat 1990, p. 194, no. 3.114; Oakley 1990, p. 3, note 30.

1 (From Addenda to Part I) No. 48. ARV. p. 639, Achilles Painter no. 69. In ARV. p. 649, foot, no. 1, it is noted that a Boeotian imitation of just such a vase by the Achilles painter is in Thebes (A.M. 65 pl. 4; see also Lullies ibid. pp. 10-11).

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