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epichysis

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1772,0320.228

  • Description

    South Italian red figured pottery epichysis.
    Design red on a black panel, with white accessories; above, wave-pattern; at the back, palmettes and tendrils. On the body, white laurel-wreath. Trefoil mouth.
    Youth kneeling to right, leaning forward on left hand, with wreath, strings of beads over left shoulder and round right thigh, and sandals, in right hand fruit, in left a sprig. In the field, a rosette of dots; ground-lines indicated.

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  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 400BC-300BC
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 19.4 centimetres
  • Curator's comments

    BM Cat. Vases

    F393. EPICHYSIS. Old No. 1533. Design red on a black panel, with white accessories; above, wave-pattern; at the back, palmettes and tendrils. On the body, white laurel-wreath. Trefoil mouth.
    Youth kneeling to right, leaning forward on left hand, with wreath, strings of beads over left shoulder and round right thigh, and sandals, in right hand fruit, in left a sprig. In the field, a rosette of dots; ground-lines indicated.

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  • Bibliography

    • Msc 1359 bibliographic details
    • Old Catalogue 1533 bibliographic details
    • Vase F393 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G1/wp63/9

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1772

  • Department

    Greek & Roman Antiquities

  • Registration number

    1772,0320.228

South Italian red figured pottery epichysis depicting a youthful figure kneeling to the right, leaning forwards on his left hand, holding fruit in his right hand and a sprig in his left, in the field a rosette of dots; marked above the design with a wave pattern, at the back with palmettes and tendrils and on the body with a white laurel wreath, trefoil shaped mouth; white accessories.

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South Italian red figured pottery epichysis depicting a youthful figure kneeling to the right, leaning forwards on his left hand, holding fruit in his right hand and a sprig in his left, in the field a rosette of dots; marked above the design with a wave pattern, at the back with palmettes and tendrils and on the body with a white laurel wreath, trefoil shaped mouth; white accessories.

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