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stamnos

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1843,1103.99

  • Description

    Pottery: red-figured stamnos.
    (a) Symposion with Cottabos (wine-throwing game). The two figures on the right are as in the following vase, but wear ivy-wreaths; and the ephebos holds in his left a kylix, and has his lips parted as if singing. Above him, ΚΑΛΟΣ. The third figure is a youth, also wreathed with ivy, who holds in his right, by one handle, a footless kylix, and turns to right to look at his companions; the left arm of this figure is drawn in bold foreshortening. Between him and the central figure the flute-player stands to right: her hair is looped up behind with a broad fillet, and she wears cross-straps (stethodesma) across her breasts. Above her head, ΚΑΛΕ. In front of each couch is a table, on which is a row of small purple dots, from which a vine-branch hangs down in front. On the left hangs a chelys.
    (b) Three draped ephebi. The central one stands en face, and looks to right at another, who places his right upon his shoulder. The one on left rests his right on a staff.
    Purple stem and berries of ivy wreath, inscriptions, fillets, tuning-pegs of lyre, and vine on tables. The lower band of ornament has red cross squares.

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  • Producer name

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 450BC-440BC (circa)
  • Production place

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  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 39.37 centimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
  • Curator's comments

    BM Cat. Vases

    All scenes are similar to BM Vase E454.

  • Bibliography

    • Old Catalogue 740 bibliographic details
    • Vase E453 bibliographic details
    • CVA British Museum 3 III Ic Pl. 23, 4 bibliographic details
  • Location

    On display: G69/dc31

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1843

  • Department

    Greek & Roman Antiquities

  • Registration number

    1843,1103.99

Pottery: red-figured stamnos (storage-jar) showing a flute-girl and symposiasts, one playing kottabos.

Pottery: red-figured stamnos (storage-jar) showing a flute-girl and symposiasts, one playing kottabos.

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