Black-Figure Neck-Amphorae (Storage Vessels) (Primary Title)

Attributed to, Antimenes Painter, Greek, active ca. 530 - 510 BC (Artist)

ca. 515 BC
Greek (Attic)
Overall: 13 1/4 × 9 1/8 in. (33.66 × 23.18 cm)
These two vases are attributed to the Antimenes Painter. Both show scenes from the Judgment of Paris, with the god Hermes, holding his caduceus, leading the three goddesses toward the Trojan prince. One vase also shows the return of Helen to her husband, King Menelaos, after the destruction of Troy. The goddesses’ forearms, hands, and faces are painted white, a standard color used by Greek artists to depict women.
Adolph D. and Wilkins C. Williams Fund
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