Gift of Christos G. Bastis, in honor of Dietrich von Bothmer, 1988
Not on view
Obverse, Athena between Hera and Zeus Reverse, warrior leaving home
The feature common to both sides of this stamnos is the offering of a libation. On the obverse, Athena holds an oinochoe (jug) as Zeus and Hera proffer phialai (libation bowls) to be filled. On the reverse, a young warrior stands between a seated man and a standing woman who holds an oinochoe and a phiale. The libation is poured when the warrior departs in order to insure his safe return. This combination of scenes provides a remarkably graphic illustration of the ancient Athenians' sense that a communality in belief and practice existed between the mortal and divine worlds.
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