8 June 2004
THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN
AN ATTIC BLACK-FIGURED OINOCHOE
CIRCA 520 B.C.
With the Return of Helen, the heroine standing between two armed warriors, presumably her husband Menelaos to the right, and perhaps Odysseus to the left, Helen facing her husband, clad in a patterned chiton and striped himation, a fillet in her hair and another in her left hand, the warriors both armed with shields and spears, Menelaos's shield with four dots centered by an animal head as the blazon, Odysseus's with a bent human leg; the scene framed by net-pattern on either side, vertical lines above, net-pattern on the neck
9 in. (22.8 cm.) high
Oscar Blum Gentilomo, 1903-1975.
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