O12.4 PIRITHOUS, LAODAMEIA & THE CENTAUR EURYTION
|Museum Collection||British Museum, London|
|Catalogue No.||London 1870,0710.2|
|Beazley Archive No.||N/A|
|Ware||Apulian Red Figure|
|Painter||Attributed to the Laodamia Painter|
|Date||ca. 350 - 340 B.C.|
Side A1: The centaur Eurytion attempts to abduct Pirithous' bride Laodameia from the wedding feast. The half-horse centaur wears an animal-skin cape and a wreath of leaves, and holds a tree-branch in the crook of his arm. A drinking cup lies at his feet. He is flanked by the heroes Pirithous (left), armed with a sword, and Theseus (right), brandishing a club. Laodameia (who is elsewhere named Hippodameia) wears a sheer, embroidered robe, stephane crown, necklace and earrings. The centaur drags her from a cushioned chair.
Side A2: The lovesick Phaedra (see other image).
Side B: Dionysus, Satyrs and Maenads (not shown).
Detail of Laodameia and the Centaur Eurytion.