amphora

Amphora with two handles, with figurative decoration depicting Hermes, almost certainly leading the goddesses to Paris in a scene from the myth of the Judgement of Paris. Dark brown slip covers the majority of the pot. It has a red/orange slip background for the figurative decoration, with dark brown, red/purple, a
nd buff slip on the figures. The vessel is wheel-made. The slip is flaking off the amphora.

Figurative decoration: First panel: Male figure seated on horse with a standing male figure to each side. Second panel: three standing women, and two standing men. The four figures on left seem to be bringing offerings to the male figure on the right.

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