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Black figured Attic cylix, Athena between two warriors.

Image ID: 1624712

Black figured Attic cylix, Athena between two warriors. (1883)

Image Details

Image Title

:  Black figured Attic cylix, Athena between two warriors.

Published Date

: 1883

Specific Material Type

: prints

Item Physical Description

: 1 print : col. : 24 x 45 cm.


: Page contains one whole and three partial illustrations. Three are labeled with numbers. Written below main illustration: "[1.] Black figured Attic cylix. Athena between two warriors. 3. Archaic Corinthian cylix. 4. Black figured late Attic cylix." Note 2.) The eyes ("oculi") on the cup in the main illustration resemble those painted on the bows of ancient Greek warships. Athena may be intervening to stop the battle or, as the goddess of righteous war, helping one of the fighters. A swan-like bird is depicted on the vessel at the lower left, while a pair of warriors are fighting with spear and shield on the bowl on the lower right.

Original Source

: From Griechische Keramik. Ausgewählt und aufgenommen von A. Genick. Mit Beschreibung von Adolf Furtwängler. (Berlin Wasmuth 1883) Furtwängler, Adolf (1853-1907), Author.


: Wonders: Images of the Ancient World / Pottery -- Greek

Source Description

: 2 folders (37 pictures); 1 oversize folder (8 pictures)


: Mid-Manhattan Library / Picture Collection

Catalog Call Number


Digital ID

: 1624712

Record ID

: 1763281

Digital Item Published

: 8-5-2008; updated 3-25-2011

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