911 : Large Cycladic Crater
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On the body of the vase the return of Apollo on Delos
from the land of the Hyperboreans. Standing in a chariot drawn by
winged horses are Apollo with his kithata and two female figures, probably
the Hyperborean Maidens.
Apollo is welcomed by his sister Artemis, who is holding a deer.
On the neck, two heroes, probably Achilles and Memnon, engaged
in homeric combat.
Work of a Parian workshop. Around 640 B.C.
Medieval Greece / Byzantine Empire