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Pottery: red-figured volute-krater (bowl for mixing wine and water).
Restored, especially on reverse. Designs red, white, yellow, and purple, on black ground. Round the lip, (a) egg-moulding; (b) wave-pattern; underneath on each side, wave-pattern. On the neck, (a) above the design, maeander in red edged with white, to give the effect of perspective; (b) laurel-wreath and pattern of palmettes. Above the designs on the body, (a) tongue-pattern and egg-moulding; (b) tongue-pattern; below, maeander all round; underneath the handles, palmettes. The handles terminate above in Gorgoneia (on obverse white with yellow hair, on reverse red with black hair), and below in two loops forming swans' heads.
On the neck on obverse: Eros seated on the calyx of a flower to left, with long hair escaping from under a white cap, bracelets, in right hand an ivy-wreath, in left a ball (white with yellow markings); his right hand supports a large cista surmounted by a row of balls or fruit (white with yellow markings); his flesh is painted white. On either side of him is a luxuriant plant.
(a) Offerings at heroon: In a distyle Ionic heroon, painted white and yellow, is a nude youth seated to left on a purple chlamys with yellow stripes; his flesh is painted white, his hair yellow; in left hand he holds two spears, with right he holds his cuirass on his knees, which is painted yellowish white with purple lining. By his side is his shield (yellowish white with a black ring), and in front of him hangs a white pilos with yellow ring, behind him a white taenia; below is a ground-line of dots. On the left of the heroon is a female figure to right with hair tied in a bunch behind, beaded fillet, earrings, necklace, bracelets, long girt chiton with apoptygma, himation held up in left hand, and white sandals, in right hand a bunch of grapes, in left she holds up a flower; at her left side is a taenia. On the right is a youth to left with radiated fillet, chlamys on left arm, and endromides, holding in right hand a white strigil, in left a yellow aryballos by a thong; his left arm rests on a stele (white, with maeander round the top).
(b) Offerings at stele: In the centre is a stele with white bands and a row of white dots round the top, and lower down a black and a white taenia hung round it; on the top is fruit (?), and on either side of it hangs a taenia. On the left is a female figure with long hair tied behind, beaded fillet, long girt chiton fastened on the shoulders with stripe down the front, himation over left arm held up in right hand, earrings, bracelets, and sandals, in left hand a mirror; all repainted except head, left arm, and part of her drapery. On the right is a female figure approaching the stele, with hair tied behind, beaded fillet, open cap, earrings, necklace, bracelets, long girt chiton with stripe down the front, and white sandals, in left hand a palm-branch, in right she holds out a mirror; behind her is a taenia. The ground-lines are indicated by white dots throughout.
- Production date
- 340BC-320BC (circa)
Height: 46.70 centimetres
Height: 54.61 centimetres
Width: 33 centimetres
- On display (G73/dc39)
- Acquisition date
- Greek and Roman
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