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.
- Made in: Apulia
- (Europe,Italy,Puglia,Apulia (region - archaic))
- Height: 33.7 centimetres
Broken and restored, one handle now missing.
Greek & Roman Antiquities
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.
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Object reference number: GAA66947
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