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An Eros leans on the shoulder of Paris, who is dressed in oriental grab,
while Hermes stands in front of him.
Hera and Athena stand to the left of him.
Aphrodite accompanied by an Eros sits to the right.
Zeus, seated with scepter and thunderbolt, and Muses observe.
In the center, above Paris, Eris (Strife) stands behind a hill.
To the far right Helios (Sun) drives his chariot up into the Sky.
The painter has abandoned the traditional ground-line and has placed his figures at various levels on the vase attempting to give the illusion of space and depth.
Painter of the Carlsruhe Paris (c. 400 BCE)
Karlsruhe, Badisches Landesmuseum 259
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