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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
On display: G1/wp52/sh8
Repaired, rim and part of foot now missing.
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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