- Museum number
South Italian red figured pottery pelike.
Designs red on black ground, with accessories of yellow and white. Above, (a) rosettes and dots. (b) laurel-wreath. Under the handles, palmettes; below, all round, maeander.
(a) Eros seated on a rock to right, with hair tied in a bunch, open beaded cap, earrings, necklace, bracelets, strings of beads round left shoulder and right thigh, anklet on right leg, and white sandals; in left hand he holds out a cista ornamented with volutes, from which issues a sprig of myrtle. Facing him is a female figure with hair tied in a bunch, embroidered open cap, earrings, necklace, bracelets, long girt chiton fastened on shoulders, and white sandals, in right hand a bunch of grapes, in left two white taeniae; her girdle terminates in little balls. Between them, two rosettes; above, a rosette, taenia, and window. On the ground are two flowers; the ground-lines are indicated as usual.
(b) Two ephebi confronted, wrapped in himatia, with curly hair and sandals; the one on the right has a staff; between them, a pair of halteres.
- Production date
Height: 32.25 centimetres
- On display (G1/wp51/sh9)
- Acquisition date
- Greek and Roman
- Registration number