Image Archive - Vases

Korinthian aryballos, first quarter of the sixth century BC; found near the Temple of Apollo at Korinth; scene depicting musician and male dancers. The word Polyterpos next to the musician could be his name, but as the word means ‘much-pleasing’ may be an adjective. The leader of the chorus is named as Pyrrhias; both may be fictitious characters. The painted text is in epichoric Korinthian script, and is written in reverse.
Korinth Museum (C-54-1)

(Further information on early Greek alphabets)

Greek text:
image showing the Greek text on vase


LGPN IIIA: image: names from the Greek vase.  Transliterated: Poluterpos and Purwias

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