Walters, Henry Beauchamp ; British Museum <London> [Editor]
Catalogue of the Greek and Etruscan Vases in the British Museum (Band 2): Black-figured vases — London, 1893

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CYRENAIC STYLE (see p. 32).

KYLIX. Old No. 6S6. Ht. 4$in. Diam. 7 in. Arch. Zcit. 1SS1, pi. 13, 2, p. 217;
Dumont and Chaplain, p. 298 ; Sikes, Nike of Archermos, p. 10. Designs in black on buff
ground, with incised lines and purple accessories. Shape Fig. 1.

Interior: A nude male figure on horseback to r. with a floral ornament
°n his head, as on other vases of this style (cf. Arch. Zeit., 1881, pi. 13, 3, 6,
and p. 232). He has long hair, and holds a goad in r. hand and reins in 1.
•behind him is a winged female figure (somewhat resembling those on the
•Naucratis kylix, B 4), flying towards him, with long hair, short fringed chiton,
and a wreath in either hand ; the wings start from the breast. On the horse's
neck is perched a water-bird, and in front is an eagle flying to 1. ; between the
Worse's legs are three water-fowl of varying size, and in the exergue is a
Pattern of lotos-flowers.

[A similar representation in Arch. Zeit. 1881, pi. 13, 3. This scene may represent Nike

""owning a victor in a horse-race, though it would thus be an early instance of a winged

"^Presentation of the goddess ; a similar figure is seen crowning Europa on the bull, in Jahn,

le Entfiihrung der Europa, pi. Va (on a Caeretan hydria, see Duemmler in Rom. Mittheil. iii.

(l8o8J, p. 167): cf. also the Daphnae fragment, B io63, and Micali, Storia, pi. 87, 3; for
another view, sec Loeschcke mjahrbuck, ii. (1887J, p. 277, n. 5.]

Exterior: On cither side of the handles are horizontal palmettes ; below,
Pomegranates, tongue-pattern and rays.


KYLIX. Old No. 686*. Ht. 4 in. Diam. sin in. S. Maria di Capua, 1847. Millingen
Bull. Arch. Nap. i. pi. xi. fig. 8, p. 190; Bonner Stitdicn, p. 250; Arch. Zeit. 1881,
P-218 j Dumont and Chaplain, p. 301. Colours as last.

Interior : Between two horses, with recurved wings, rearing against one

pother, is a half-kneeling figure to r. looking to I., with long hair, and short

fnnged chiton, holding the horses by their bridles. The scene probably

^presents Pelops with the horses given him by Poseidon for his race with

Ol»omaos (cf. Pind. 01. i. 88, and Paus. v. 17, 7 ■ of a similar type is the Rhesos

ln B 234-5).

Exterior: Palmettes round the ends of the handles, rudely painted in
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