O12.4 PIRITHOUS, HIPPODAMEIA & EURYTION
|Museum Collection||British Museum, London|
|Catalogue No.||London F272|
|Beazley Archive No.||N/A|
|Ware||Apulian Red Figure|
|Painter||Attributed to the Laodamia Painter|
|Date||ca 350 B.C.|
Side A1: The centaur Eurytion attempts to abduct the bride Hippodameia from the wedding-feast of Pirithous. The half-horse centaur wears an animal-skin cloak and wreath of leaves, and holds a tree branch in the crook of his arm. A drinking cup lies fallen at his feet. He is flanked by the heroes Pirithous, armed with a sword, and Theseus, brandishing a club.
Side A2: The lovesick Phaedra (see other image).
Side B: Dionysus, Satyrs and Maenads (not shown).