What just happened?

To celebrate Vikings Live, we have replaced our Roman alphabet with the runic alphabet used by the Vikings, the Scandinavian ‘Younger Futhark’. The ‘Younger Futhark’ has only 16 letters, so we have used some of the runic letters more than once or combined two runes for one Roman letter.

For an excellent introduction to runes, we recommend Martin Findell’s book published by British Museum Press.

More information about how we have ‘runified’ this site

 

Collection online

Additional options
Production date to

Or search by

Searching...

pelike

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1824,0501.28

  • Description

    Apulian red figured pottery pelike.
    Designs red on black ground, with white accessories (faded). On the neck, (a) rosettes, (b) laurel-wreath; under the handles, palmettes; below, all round, maeander.
    (a) Female figure seated to left on a rock, holding out a wreath in left hand and a mirror in right; her hair is gathered in a knot, and she wears an open radiated cap, earrings, necklace, bracelets, long girt chiton, and sandals. She turns back to look at a youth who stands to left, with right foot on raised ground; he wears endromides and a chlamys on left arm, and holds out a phiale to her; his figure is partly restored. Above are an embroidered taenia in festoon, two phialae, and a branch laden with fruit.
    (b) Two ephebi confronted, wearing fillets, himatia, and sandals; the one on the right has a staff. Between them, a phiale; above, a rosette and halteres.

    More 

  • Producer name

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 360BC-350BC
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 33.7 centimetres
  • Bibliography

    • RVAp 14/19 bibliographic details
    • Old Catalogue 1403 bibliographic details
    • Msc 1415 bibliographic details
    • Vase F322 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G1/wp50/5

  • Condition

    Broken and restored, one handle now missing.

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1824

  • Department

    Greek & Roman Antiquities

  • Registration number

    1824,0501.28

Apulian red figured pottery pelike depicting, A: A draped female figure seated to the left on a rock, holding out a wreath in her left hand and a mirror in her right, she turns back to look at a nude youth who stands to the left, his right foot is on raised ground and he holds out a phiale to her, his figure is partly restored, above an embroidered taenia in festoon, two phialae and a branch laden with friut; B: Two ephebi confronted with the one on the right holding a staff, between them a phiale and above a rosette and halteres; marked on the neck above design A with four rosettes and above design B with a laurel wreath, a maeander pattern below the designs and palmettes under the handles; broken and restored, one handle now missing.

Apulian red figured pottery pelike depicting, A: A draped female figure seated to the left on a rock, holding out a wreath in her left hand and a mirror in her right, she turns back to look at a nude youth who stands to the left, his right foot is on raised ground and he holds out a phiale to her, his figure is partly restored, above an embroidered taenia in festoon, two phialae and a branch laden with friut; B: Two ephebi confronted with the one on the right holding a staff, between them a phiale and above a rosette and halteres; marked on the neck above design A with four rosettes and above design B with a laurel wreath, a maeander pattern below the designs and palmettes under the handles; broken and restored, one handle now missing.

Image description

Recommend


Feedback

If you’ve noticed a mistake or have any further information about this object, please email: collectiondatabase@britishmuseum.org 

View open data for this object with SPARQL endpoint

Object reference number: GAA66947

British Museum collection data is also available in the W3C open data standard, RDF, allowing it to join and relate to a growing body of linked data published by organisations around the world.

View this object

Support the Museum:
donate online

The Museum makes its collection database available to be used by scholars around the world. Donations will help support curatorial, documentation and digitisation projects.

About the database

The British Museum collection database is a work in progress. New records, updates and images are added every week.

More about the database 

Supporters

Work on this database is supported by a range of sponsors, donors and volunteers.

More about supporters and how you
can help  

Loading...