Fragment from the neck of a terracotta amphora
- Cypro-Geometric III
- ca. 850–750 B.C.
- 4 5/8 x 11 in. (11.8 x 28 cm)
- Credit Line:
- The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
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Panel with two figures and the arms of a third; panel with one figure
The representation(s) here most probably illustrate a narrative subject. A key to the interpretation lies in the identity of the horizontal shafts held by the figures in both panels. The figure on the right appears to be holding a spear, and he wears a belted garment of diamond shapes alternately reserved and glazed. At the left end of the fragment are the arms of an individual who holds a cup. Susan Langdon has raised the possibility that this is a very early depiction of the blinding of Polyphemos by Odysseus.