Associated with the Liverpool Group
On the shoulder of this epichysis, winged Eros is shown leaning back and holding a mirror in his left hand while seated upon a rock with his legs stretched out. He is nude except for sandals and a beaded fillet indicated by white dots; his hair is bound up at the back by a white band. At the right a dotted circular disk seems to float in the field, and large enclosed palmettes on either side of the handle fill the remaining shoulder area. Dotted tongues decorate the base of the neck and a dotted egg pattern is painted around the shoulder flange. A small upright palmette fan is at the base of the handle and there are modeled rotelles on either side of the handle where it joins the spout. Encircling the body of the epichysis is a white-painted wreath of leave and berries, possibly white-berried myrtle, which is a plant sacred to Aphrodite.
Like a lekythos, an epichysis is a container for oil. It is of an unusual form: a jug with a reel-shaped body and elongated handle and neck ending in a beaked spout. The body of this epichysis is low and wide, resembling a pyxis shape. The overall form and proportions of this epichysis, and the large enclosed palmettes painted on the shoulder, indicate a relationship to the Liverpool Group. Associated with the Darius and Underworld Painters, this pottery workshop decorated mostly smaller vessels like epichyseis, cups, jugs, pelikai, and lebetes gamikoi.
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