Pottery: red-figured column-krater.
(a) Return of a warrior. A wreathed bearded man with mantle over his legs, holding sceptre upright in his left, is seated to right in a chair. Before him stands a young warrior in short chiton, cuirass with heavy black flaps, and shoulder-piece ornamented with a star, mantle around waist, helmet tilted back, and shield (device, a deer bounding to left, silhouette on black line), seen in perspective; he stands en face, holding a spear upright in his right, and looks down at the seated man. Behind him Nike, in tied Doric chiton schistos, with necklace and bracelets, her hair looped up over her ears, and radiated stephane with large egg pattern, stands en face, but looks at him, holding up on her right a fluted phiale; in her left hangs a jug; beside her on right, an altar with necking of egg pattern, half-seen. On left a bearded man in short chiton, with petasos at back, and panther-skin hanging from his neck, stands looking on, raising his right in surprise; in his left he holds upright a spear. Above the seated figure the lower half of a shield is visible; above Nike is an uncertain object.
(b) Bearded man and three ephebi. The man stands on left, offering in his left a purse to an ephebos who stands en face, holding upright in his left a spear, but who looks at him; above hangs a pair of halteres (jumping-weights). On right two ephebi conversing. All these figures wear himatia, and have one hand on the hip.
Late stage of large style with errors in the proportions of the figures. Surface injured by fire. Brown inner markings and hair on cheek of youth. Hair edged with brown strokes. Eye in profile. Articulation of bone between breasts indicated by parallel brown lines. Below, a thin red line; on each side of each design, ivy pattern; above, tongue pattern; forming panel. Round the neck and on the upper surface of the lip, linked lotus-buds; round lip, ivy pattern; on the upper surface of each handle, a palmette. All these patterns black on red.
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