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pelike

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1867,0508.1277

  • Description

    Red figured pottery pelike.
    Designs red on black ground, with white accessories. Above, (a) rosettes and white balls, (b) laurel-wreath. Under the handles, palmettes; below, all round, wave-pattern.
    (a) Youth to right, with beaded fillet, himation over left arm, and wreath in right hand, holding out a phiale in left hand. Facing him is a female figure with hair in a bunch, radiated open cap, earrings, necklace, bracelets, long girt chiton fastened on shoulders with a stripe down the front, and sandals; in right hand a mirror, in left a tympanon. Above, a rosette, wreath, and window; between them, a convolvulus-flower; behind the youth, a myrtle.
    (b) Two ephebi confronted, with fillets, himatia, and sandals; the one on the right has a staff; between them, halteres.

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  • Producer name

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 360BC-345BC
  • Production place

  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 28.5 centimetres
  • Bibliography

    • RVAp 14/111a bibliographic details
    • Vase F318 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G1/wp52/9

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1867

  • Department

    Greek & Roman Antiquities

  • Registration number

    1867,0508.1277

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