Agora Object: P 1599
Inventory Number:   P 1599
Section Number:   Θ 879
Title:   Black Figure Tripod Pyxis Fragment
Category:   Pottery
Description:   Broken off at left edge and immediately above its junction with the body of the vase. No edge of rim of pyxis preserved. Foot with flaring rim emphasized by an incised line. Border of stopped maeander at right and on lower edge; two horizontal lines at top. On interior, band of two rows of alternating dots between two sets of three concentric circles. Nearer center, tongue pattern. Lower and interior surfaces of the stand reserved.
Herakles attacks four Amazons, the first of whom has fallen on her face while the second rushes forward before a pair of Amazons striding in parallel formation. There is room behind Herakles for his outstretched right leg. Dressed in spotted lion skin he pierces his nearest attacker with a curved spear with a wavy haft. The Amazons have spears in their raised hands and wear gaily decorated chitons.
Red used on exterior in solid panels on the chitons and helmets of the Amazons; for the blood pouring from their wonds, for their eyes and for the spots on Herakles' lion skin; on preserved right edge of stand; on interior for two concentric circles and alternate leaves of the tongue pattern. Concentric circles on lower surface of pyxis. White, on exterior for flesh of Amazons, markings on lion skin and for the teeth of the lion, chiton of Herakles, and for the dots on the rims of the shields of the Amazons; on the interior, for dots and indentations of tongue pattern.
Context:   North central trench, green earth.
Negatives:   Leica, 3-133, color slide
PD Number:   Ptg. 128
Dimensions:   P.H. 0.075; P.W. 0.083
Date:   31 March 1933
Section:   Θ
Grid:   Θ:20/ΚΖ
Elevation:   58.10m.
Masl:   58.1m.
Period:   Greek
Bibliography:   Lynch (2007), p. 188, fig. 162.
    Brommer (1960), p. 19.
    Bothmer (1957), pl. 19.3.
    Brommer (1956), p. 13, no. A261.
    Hesperia 4 (1935), p. 325 ff., fig. 13.
    AJA 37 (1933), no. 2, p. 310.
    ABV, p. 198, no. 3.
    Agora XXIII, no. 1426, pl. 97.
References:   Publication: Agora XXIII
Publication: Hesperia 4 (1935)
Publication Page: Agora 23, s. 288, p. 272
Publication Page: Agora 23, s. 355, p. 339
Publication Page: Agora 23, s. 496
Drawing: DA 12971
Images (4)
Card: P 1599
Card: P 1599