Greek Terracotta amphora (jar). The Lysippides Painter was a follower of Exekias who specialized in large pots. At the end of the sixth century B.C., such pieces tended to show few figures starkly presented or crowded scenes with complex groupings. The combat here epitomizes the capacity of Greek art to depict the essentials so that a scene remains forceful and meaningful for all time.
Pottery: red-figured pyxis decorated with marriage preparations: the daughters of Nereus are depicted indoors; on a low chest stand a loutrophoros (vessel for ceremonial bath water) and a pyxis; outside the door stand two lebetes gamikoi (marriage bowls) and to the right, a female figure holds a iunx (magic wheel).
THE FLIGHT OF MEDEA, Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio, USA Ware: Lucanian Red Figure Shape: Krater, calyx Painter: -- Date: ca 400 BC Period: Late Classical SUMMARY Medea flees Korinthos in a flying chariot drawn by a pair of serpent Drakones and encircled by the aureole of the sun. Her children lie dead, slain on the altar, to be discovered by their father Jason (left). A pair of winged Poinai (Retributions personified) oversee the entire scene.