4 June 2015
AN ATTIC BLACK-FIGURED HYDRIA
ATTRIBUTED TO THE ANTIMENES PAINTER, CIRCA 520 B.C.
The body with a warrior driving a quadriga to the left, wearing a crested Corinthian helmet and holding a shield with a dolphin as the blazon, a bearded warrior running to the left, his head turned back, wearing a high-crested Corinthian helmet, a corselet with crossing baldrics, a short chiton and greaves, holding a spear and a shield ornamented with a double band of ivy, a bird in the field to the right, framed on either side by bands of double ivy; the predella with the forepart of a lion confronting a boar to the left, and a lion confronting a boar to the right; the shoulders with Herakles grappling with the Nemean lion between large eyes, a quiver over the hero's shoulders, with Hermes crouching to the left, wearing a petasos, a short chiton, chlamys and winged boots, holding his kerykeion, and Iolas crouching to the right, nude but for a chlamys and a petasos, holding Herakles' club; alternating red and black tongues above, rays above the foot, details in added red and white; grafitto on the underside of the foot
15 5/8 in. (39.6 cm.) high
Emile Foltzer (d. 1982), Switzerland, acquired in the 1960s-70s; thence by descent.
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For the subject on the body of this hydria, compare one side of a neck-amphora also by the Antimenes Painter in the National Museums of Scotland, no. 36, pl. 36B in J. Burow, Der Antimenesmaler.
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