It is impossible to know whether the representations on this vase depict specific stories or whether the theme is the ceremony of a warrior's departure with the concomitant idea of achieving glory in battle. The obverse shows the warrior arming in the presence of a "king" with a wreath and a scepter while a woman holds the young man's shield and spear. The reverse includes a "king" and a woman—perhaps the same—with an oinochoe (jug) and a phiale (libation bowl)
Said to be from Capua
Richter, Gisela M. A. and Marjorie J. Milne. 1935. Shapes and Names of Athenian Vases. pp. 8-9, fig. 66, New York: Plantin Press.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. p. 86, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.
Beazley, John D. 1963. Attic Red-figure Vase-painters, Vols. 1 and 2, 2nd ed. p. 620, no. 31, Oxford: Clarendon Press.
Rendeli, Marco. 1993. "Rituali e immagini: gli stamnoi attici di Capua." Prospettiva, 72: p. 5, figs. 8-9.