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olpe

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1772,0320.137

  • Description

    Apulian red figured pottery olpe.
    Design red on black ground, with white accessories. Round the upper part, egg-moulding and volutes; at the back, palmette and tendrils.
    Female head to left, with hair tied in a bunch, open embroidered cap, radiated in front, earrings, and necklace; in the field, an ivy-leaf and ball.

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  • Producer name

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 325BC-300BC
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 11.2 centimetres
  • Curator's comments

    BM Cat. Vases

    D'Hancarville, ii. pl. 127.

  • Bibliography

    • Msc 1335 bibliographic details
    • Old Catalogue 1464 bibliographic details
    • RVAp 28/303 bibliographic details
    • Vase F383 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G1/wp52/sh7

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1772

  • Acquisition notes

    Noted on the record card that there was not a vase previously marked with this registration number, the registration number was allocated to this Hamilton vase in 1978 as it matched D'Hancarville's MS Catalogue description.

  • Department

    Greek & Roman Antiquities

  • Registration number

    1772,0320.137

Apulian red figured pottery olpe depicting a female head facing towards the left, with her hair tied in a bunch, an open embroidered cap, earings and a necklace, in the field is an ivy leaf and a ball; white accessories; marked around the upper part of the body with egg moulding and volutes and a palmette and tendrils at the back.

Apulian red figured pottery olpe depicting a female head facing towards the left, with her hair tied in a bunch, an open embroidered cap, earings and a necklace, in the field is an ivy leaf and a ball; white accessories; marked around the upper part of the body with egg moulding and volutes and a palmette and tendrils at the back.

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