The scenes on painted Greek vases do not always relate, but it is tempting to see in this vase a link between the thundering hooves of Eros' biga (two-horse chariot), the racing of Love's burning desire, and the conversation between two youths on the reverse who may be more than just friends.
Kossatz-Deissmann, Anneliese, Brigitte Servais-Soyez, Fulvio Canciani, Giovannangelo Camporeale, Hans Peter Isler, Ingrid Krauskopf, Odette Touchefeu-Meynier, Marcel Le Glay, and Dr. Jean-Charles Balty. 1986. Atherion-Eros, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Vol. 3. Eros, no. 243a, Zürich: Artemis Verlag Zurich und Munchen.