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Pottery: Apulian red-figured head kantharos
Designs red on black ground, with accessories of white and yellow. Two handles.
(a) A youth seated on a rock to left, nude, with white fillet; in right hand a wreath and a phiale containing fruit and an ivy-leaf, in left hand a bunch of grapes and a branch from which hangs a taenia.
(b) Eros kneeling to left, with hair tied in a bunch, open beaded cap, earrings, necklace, bracelets, strings of beads over right shoulder and round left thigh, and shoes; in right hand a bunch of grapes, in left a cista and a magic wheel; at his side a torch with four arms.
The vase is formed below of the heads of a Satyr and Maenad placed back to back; the Satyr is bearded, with pointed ears, wearing an ivy wreath, and has been painted red on a white slip, the pupils and cornea of the eyes black; the Maenad is left in the colour of the clay.
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Height: 17.78 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- BM Cat. Vases
For the torch with four arms, see also BM Vase F277.
- On display (G20a/dc33)
- Rim injured.
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- Greek and Roman
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