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Red figured pottery pelike of Apulian style.
Designs red on black ground, with white accessories; above, (a) palmettes and egg-moulding, (b) laurel-wreath with a rosette in the middle. Under the handles, palmettes and rosettes; below the designs, maeander all round. Round the foot, modern egg-moulding.
(a) Female figure (Aphrodite?) seated on a four-legged stool to right, with face to front, hair tied in a top-knot and hanging in curls over shoulders, open cap, radiated fillet, earrings, necklace, bracelets, long girt bordered chiton and apoptygma, bordered himation over knees, and sandals; in right hand a mirror, in left a box with open lid; her feet rest on a footstool. Before her stands a female figure (Peitho?) with white cap, necklace, bracelets, long chiton, himation, and sandals; in left hand an embroidered taenia, with right she holds up her himation; this figure has been partly painted over. On the right is a youth (Adonis ?) leaning on a staff, addressing the first figure; he has curly hair, bordered himation round loins and over left arm, in right hand a strigil, and in left he carries an aryballos by a string. Above hover two Erotes confronted, each with hair in a knot under an open cap, necklace, bracelets, string of beads round body, anklets, and sandals; they hold myrtle-branches which unite in a flower. The ground-lines are indicated as usual; in the foreground are three flowers and two phialae.
(b) Female figure seated on a rock to left, with hair in a knot under an open-cap, long girt chiton, sandals, wreath in right hand and cista in left, held out to the youth; her figure is nearly all painted over. Behind her is a lofty tree with fruit, and before her a youth with curly hair, fillet, sandals, and staff in left hand, which is muffled in drapery; in right hand he holds up a wreath. Between these figures is a myrtle-plant, and on the rock are two taeniae; behind the youth is a phiale. Above the youth is Eros hovering to left, with hair in a bunch under an open cap, earrings, necklace, bracelets, string of beads over right shoulder, anklet on left leg, and sandals, holding out an ivy-wreath. Ground-lines indicated.
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Height: 44 centimetres
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- BM Cat. Vases
D'Hancarville, i. pls. 72-74; Dubois-Maisonneuve, Introd, pl. vii. 4.
- On display (G1/wp47/sh1)
- Lip and foot restored.
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- Greek and Roman
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