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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1824,0501.26

  • Description

    Apulian red figured pottery pelike.
    Designs red on black ground, with accessories of white and yellow. Above each side, laurel-wreath; below, all round, maeander and crosses; under the handles, palmettes.
    (a) Offerings at stele: Female figure looking to right, leaning with left arm on a stele ornamented with rows of yellow dots; she has hair tied in a bunch under an embroidered open cap radiated in front, earrings, necklace, bracelets, long girt chiton fastened on shoulders, and sandals; in right hand a mirror, in left she holds out a phiale with fruit and a myrtle sprig. On the right is a youth to left, with myrtle wreath, and left hand muffled in drapery holding staff, holding out a wreath in right hand over an altar on a base ornamented as the stele; the altar tapers upwards, and on it is a sprig of myrtle. Above, two rosettes.
    (b) Two ephebi confronted, each with bordered himation over left shoulder, sandals, and staff; above hangs a ball.

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  • Producer name

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 355BC-345BC
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 30.2 centimetres
  • Bibliography

    • Old Catalogue 1399 bibliographic details
    • RVAp 14/27 bibliographic details
    • Msc 1422 bibliographic details
    • Vase F313 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G1/wp52/sh8

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1824

  • Department

    Greek & Roman Antiquities

  • Registration number

    1824,0501.26

Apulian red figured pottery pelike depicting, A: Offerings at stele: Draped female figure looking to the right and leaning with her left arm on a stele, she is holding out a phiale with fruit and a myrtle sprig in her left hand and a mirror in her right hand, on the right is a nude youth facing to the left with his left hand holding a staff and muffled in drapery and in his right hand he holds out a wreath over an altar on a base ornamented as a stele, above two rosettes; B: Two ephebi confronted, each with  bordered himation over their left shoulders, sandals and a staff, above hangs a ball; yellow and white accessories; marked above the designs with a laurel wreath, a pattern of maeander and crosses below the designs and palmettes underneath the handles.

Apulian red figured pottery pelike depicting, A: Offerings at stele: Draped female figure looking to the right and leaning with her left arm on a stele, she is holding out a phiale with fruit and a myrtle sprig in her left hand and a mirror in her right hand, on the right is a nude youth facing to the left with his left hand holding a staff and muffled in drapery and in his right hand he holds out a wreath over an altar on a base ornamented as a stele, above two rosettes; B: Two ephebi confronted, each with bordered himation over their left shoulders, sandals and a staff, above hangs a ball; yellow and white accessories; marked above the designs with a laurel wreath, a pattern of maeander and crosses below the designs and palmettes underneath the handles.

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