Resembles rather early work of the Achilles Painter
ca. 460–450 B.C.
H. 13 9/16 in. (34.4 cm); diameter 4 1/8 in. (10.5 cm)
Rogers Fund, 1941
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 159
Poseidon pursuing woman
Poseidon's identity is established by his very businesslike trident, which occupies the center of the vase. The seriousness of his pursuit is indicated by the way in which his hand grasps the woman's wrist. This is a traditional gesture of possession and, again, it is given prominence in the composition.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. p. 72, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.
Beazley, John D. 1963. Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters, Vols. 1 and 2, 2nd ed. p. 1004, middle, Oxford: Clarendon Press.