J u d g m e n t o f P a r i s
On the right Paris sits, holding a chelys (lyre) on a rocky outcrop, rather like a natural throne.
Three Goddesses enter the scene, approaching him in single file from the left.
First and closest to him is Hera in a bordered chiton with long sleeves and a himation with a sakkos and earrings on her head.
Following behind her comes Athena, in a long chiton, with her mantle or himation hanging in pteryges (wing-like folds) and her aegis, dotted and bordered with a fringe of snakes.
The Goddess of love wears a long chiton, a mantle which discreetly covers her arms and the back of her head, and a dotted fillet.
Each of the Goddesses has a wavy loop of hair brought forward over the temples.
Attic red figure hydria, from Capua, Campania, H 0.330m
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