Lecture by Professor Em. Erik Østby from the University of Bergen titled:
A PROTOCORINTHIAN ARYBALLOS WITH A MYTHOLOGICAL SCENE FROM TEGEA
will take place at the Norwegian Institute at Athens (Tsami Karatasou 5, 5th floor, Koukaki) on October 25 at 19:00
When the new exhibition in the Tegea museum was prepared, it was discovered that a sherd from a Middle Protocorinthian aryballos with a figured composition, which was found by the Norwegian mission in the sanctuary of Athena Alea in the 1990s, joined with the lower part of the same aryballos, discovered by the French mission in the same sanctuary in the early 20th century. The figured scene is now almost complete, and includes seven figures, one of them possibly the goddess Athena, engaged in the killing apparently of a monster shaped like a horse. The story represented has not been identified, but it is evidently mythological. The vessel was decorated by a painter close to the so-called Huntsmen Painter, but by a better and otherwise unknown artist who created an astonishingly refined and subtle composition at a moment when Greek narrative art was at its first beginning. We propose to call him the Tegea Painter.