#Athena #athene #antimenes #Athenianblackware #ancientgreekpottery #Attic #ceramics
So there are lots of images of the goddess Athena
so why did I choose this one by the Antimenes Painter to share?
B) clarity of detail notice the birds on top of the columns and the way the crest of her helmet stands out
C) the pose she's about to take action she's not just a woman posing in a costume this is Athena Warrior
D) the beautiful proportions of the vessel itself and how the banded ornament that frames the image works on the vessel.
E) I don't know if the potter was also the painter but this vessel is both practical with two well handled handles and a mouth wide enough for easy pouring and refilling and also decorative and pleasing to look at whether its standing on a shelf or table or being carried.
A lovely example of Classic Attic Ware ! Enjoy