Fragment of a pottery mould for a Red Slip pottery stemmed cup.
Four girls dancing in pairs on tip-toe, all to left; the first and third have right hand on breast and left extended behind; the second has both hands clasped on breast. They have short curly hair, and each wears a short transparent chiton with apoptygma and a calathos-like head-dress of open wicker-work, like the so-called Hierodoulos on the terracotta relief. Only the second figure is quite complete. In the background is a wreath tied up in festoons between the figures, with large bows; above, beads and a wreath; between the pairs of figures a flower springs from the ground.
- Excavated/Findspot: Arezzo
- (Europe,Italy,Tuscany,Arezzo (province),Arezzo (town))
- Conspectus R2.2
- Diameter: 16 centimetres (rim)
- Diameter: 9 centimetres (base)
- Height: 14.7 centimetres
Walters, Ancient Pottery, ii. pl. 66, p. 493.
For the relief, see BM Cat. of Terracottas, D 646.
Cf. Dragendorff in Bonner Jahrb. xcvi. (1895), p. 58, and Cat. of Terracottas, p. 412.
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