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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1849,0518.17

  • Description

    Red figured pottery krater with medallion handles.
    Designs red on black ground, with accessories of white and yellow; coarse style. On the neck, (a) above, maeander (red and white); (b) above, laurel-wreath (black on red); below, palmettes. Below the designs, all round, wave-pattern; below the handles, palmettes. The handles terminate below in swans' necks, as usual (one on the right broken off), and above in Gorgoneia: on the obverse, white with yellow hair; on the reverse, red with black hair; markings of features, black and yellow.
    On the neck (a): Winged female head to left, with hair gathered under a radiated cap and tied behind, earrings and necklace; the wings are marked with white; in the field, an ivy-leaf.
    (a) In a distyle Ionic heroon (painted white, the interior red, on the pediment anthemia) is represented a youth seated on drapery to left, with yellow hair and flesh painted white, holding out in right hand a phiale containing fruit; in either hand is a wreath. In front of him is a yellow taenia; behind him hangs a pilos, white with a yellow band.
    (b) Colossal female head to left, with hair gathered under a radiated embroidered cap and tied behind, earrings and necklace.

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  • Producer name

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 340BC-320BC
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 51.25 centimetres
  • Bibliography

    • Old Catalogue 1426 bibliographic details
    • RVAp 27/251 bibliographic details
    • Vase F285 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G1/wp50/2

  • Condition

    Injured; one handle and foot broken.

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1849

  • Acquisition notes

    Noted in the register that the greatest part of this collection formed part of the Pizzati Collection at Florence.

  • Department

    Greek & Roman Antiquities

  • Registration number

    1849,0518.17

Red figured pottery krater with medallion handles depicting, A: A distyle Ionic naiskos, painted white, with a youth seated on drapery to the left and holding out a phiale containing fruit in his right hand and holding a wreath in each hand, before him is a yellow taenia and behind him hangs a pilos; B: Large female head facing to the left, with her hair gathered under a radiated embroidered cap and tied behind; the handles terminate in a swans' neck at the base and a gorgoneia at the top; marked on the neck with a winged female head with the wings painted white; marked above design A on the neck with a maeander pattern and above design B with a laurel wreath, a wave pattern below both designs and palmettes below the handles; white and yellow accessories; one of the handles and the foot are damaged.

Red figured pottery krater with medallion handles depicting, A: A distyle Ionic naiskos, painted white, with a youth seated on drapery to the left and holding out a phiale containing fruit in his right hand and holding a wreath in each hand, before him is a yellow taenia and behind him hangs a pilos; B: Large female head facing to the left, with her hair gathered under a radiated embroidered cap and tied behind; the handles terminate in a swans' neck at the base and a gorgoneia at the top; marked on the neck with a winged female head with the wings painted white; marked above design A on the neck with a maeander pattern and above design B with a laurel wreath, a wave pattern below both designs and palmettes below the handles; white and yellow accessories; one of the handles and the foot are damaged.

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