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Updated: 14 April 2015
South Italian red figured pottery pelike.
Designs red on black ground, with white accessories. Above each side, laurel-wreath; under the handles, palmettes; below, all round, maeander.
(a) Female figure seated on a rock to left, with hair tied in a bunch, radiated open cap, necklace, bracelets, long girt chiton fastened on the shoulders, and white sandals, in right hand a phiale in which are myrtle-sprigs and fruit. Before her is a youth leaning forward, with left foot on raised ground, wreath on head and drapery on left arm; in right hand he holds out a fan, in left a wreath from which hangs a taenia. In the field are three rosettes; the ground-lines are indicated.
(b) Two ephebi confronted, with himatia over left shoulders, and sandals; the one on the left has a staff; between them, a stele; above, a rosette.
- Made in: Apulia
- (Europe,Italy,Puglia,Apulia (region - archaic))
- Height: 28.1 centimetres
Repaired, rim and part of foot now missing.
30 December 2002
Reason for treatment
Consolidate joins or dismantle and reconstruct. Stick foot, resuse old restoration/fill at top.
Reintigration of old fills: HMG heatproof and waterproof adhesive (cellulose nitrate) was applied to the wooden fill that fit iin the foot of the pot. When reintigrated, the join had only a few ponts of contact. To make the repair more visually coherent and to prevent the fill fom being knocked out of position again , the gaps were filled using Microballoons (silica or phenolic resin) and Paraloid B72 (ethyl methacrylate copolymer) in a paste. The white fill was visualy integraqted by painting it with Golden acrylic paints. The same method of filling and painting was used to secure the filed handle to the body of the pot.
Noted in the register that it was re-registered in error at some point as 1814.0704.1219. Noted in the register and on the record card that it is from the Second Townley Collection.
Greek & Roman Antiquities
South Italian red figured pottery pelike depicting, A: Female figure seated on a rock facing towards the left and holding a phiale containing myrtle sprigs and fruit in her right hand, before her is a youth leaning forward with his left foot on raised ground, he has a wreath on his head and drapery over his left arm, he holds outs a fan in his right hand and in his left hand a wreath from which hangs a white taenia, in the field there is three rosettes; B: Two ephebi confronted, the figure on the left has a staff, between them a stele and above a rosette; marked above the design with a laurel wreath, below the design with a maeander pattern and underneath the handles with palmettes; white accessories; repaired, rim and part of foot now missing.
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Object reference number: GAA66988
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