(Greek, Attic, active c. 500-470 BC)
Overall: 31.8 cm (12 1/2 in.)
Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. Fund 1966.114
Eros, god of love, appears three times on this vase.
Known as "white-ground" because of the white clay slip applied as a surface for figural decoration, vases of this type give some idea of the appearance of large-scale wall-paintings celebrated by ancient authors but now lost. On this vase, the artist has masterfully spread his composition across the entire circumference. Atalanta, the virgin huntress renowned for both her speed and her opposition to marriage, races to the right while looking back at Eros, the winged god of love; both figures are named. This Eros, bounding forward, tries to crown her, while two additional Erotes (also named) further hem her in. Love will win.
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