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epichysis

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1978,0414.39

  • Description

    Apulian red figured pottery epichysis.
    Design red on black ground, with white accessories. Round the edge, wave-pattern; at the back, palmette and tendrils; on the body, red and white laurel-wreath. At the upper juncture of the handle, two heads in relief.
    Female head to left, with hair tied in a bunch, open embroidered cap, earrings and double necklace.

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  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 400BC-300BC
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 17.5 centimetres
    • Diameter: 9.5 centimetres
  • Bibliography

    • Old Catalogue 1529 bibliographic details
    • Vase F394 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G1/wp63/11

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition notes

    Found unregistered, but noted in the register that it was acquired before 1851 and is marked Hn Rm in pencil, indicating that it was exhibited in the Hamilton Room and was probably part of the Hamilton Collection.

  • Department

    Greek & Roman Antiquities

  • Registration number

    1978,0414.39

Apulian red figured pottery epichysis depicting a female head facing towards the left wearing earings, a double necklace and an open embroidered cap, hair tied in a bunch; marked around the flange with a wave pattern, at the back with a palmette and tendrils, on the body with a red and white laurel wreath and on the upper juncture of the handle two heads in relief; white accessories.

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Apulian red figured pottery epichysis depicting a female head facing towards the left wearing earings, a double necklace and an open embroidered cap, hair tied in a bunch; marked around the flange with a wave pattern, at the back with a palmette and tendrils, on the body with a red and white laurel wreath and on the upper juncture of the handle two heads in relief; white accessories.

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