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Attic Red-Figure: Archaic and Later. Amazonomachies, without Herakles.
71,1 no22 p.143 Hydriai, the picture on the shoulder. New York 10.210.19.
"Here a nude Greek has just inflicted a second wound on the thigh
of an Amazon who is falling backward half-supported by her bow. The Amazon
wears a belted chiton and a pointed cap. We note a disk-shaped ear-ring
in her left ear. Her eye shows that she is dying, much blood gushes forth
from her wounds below the right breast and on the right thigh. With her
right arm she seems to plead for mercy; the palm of her hand is turned
up, and her mouth is open. She must have been kneeling on her left knee
before she was wounded; now she has lost her balance and her right leg
is stretched out. The artist has drawn her much taller than the Greek,
but the discrepancy in scale is probably occasioned by the difficult foreshortening
and novel pose."
Dietrich von Bothmer. 1957. Amazons in Greek Art. Oxford: Clarendon Press.