Red figured pottery pelike.
Designs red on black ground, with accessories of white and yellow. On the neck, (a) rosettes and dots, (b) laurel-wreath. Under the handles, palmettes; below, all round, wave-pattern.
(a) Youth seated on raised ground to right, with drapery under him, fillet ornamented with trefoils, and myrtle-branch in right hand from which hangs a yellow taenia; in left hand he holds out a phiale containing flowers and a fruit. Confronting him is a female figure leaning forward, with right foot on raised ground, holding out a wreath in left hand; she has hair tied in a bunch under an open embroidered cap, earrings, necklace, bracelets, long girt chiton and apoptygma, and white sandals, in right hand an embroidered taenia. Above are a window, a rosette, and a phiale; below, a pomegranate; the ground-lines are indicated.
(b) Two ephebi confronted, each with himation over one shoulder, sandals, and staff; on the left is a ball, and between them a window.
- Made in: Apulia
- (Europe,Italy,Puglia,Apulia (region - archaic))
- Found/Acquired: Basilicata
- Height: 34.4 centimetres
Greek & Roman Antiquities
Red figured pottery pelike depicting, A: Nude youth seated on raised ground to the right with drapery underneath, holding a myrtle branch in his right hand from which hangs a yellow taenia and in his left hand a phiale containing fruits and flowers, confronting him is a female figure, holding out a wreath in left hand and an embroidered taenia in her right hand, above a window, a rosette and phiale, below a pomegranate; B: Two ephebi confronted, each with himation over left shoulder, sandals and a staff, on the left a ball and between them a window; marked on the neck, A: rosettes and dots, B: laurel wreath; underneath the handles palmettes and below the design all round a wave pattern; white and yellow accessories.
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Object reference number: GAA68522
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