- Museum number
Black pottery bowl.
Design red on black ground, the high lights picked out with white, the shadows rendered by hatched lines; carefully executed, in the style of a fresco-painting.
In a medallion, with border of arabesques: Youthful figure, perhaps Ganymede, seated on a rock to right, looking up to left, with drapery under him, and two spears in right hand; he bends forward with left elbow on knee, resting head on left hand, right arm on right knee, and legs crossed. Behind him is a hound to left, looking up to right, wearing a collar.
- Production date
- 300BC-280BC (circa)
Diameter: 17.78 centimetres
Height: 5.08 centimetres
- Curator's comments
Perhaps painted by a Greek from southern Italy, who was inspired by Greek wall-painting.
The technique of decoration (sovradipinto ('overpainted')) includes shading, highlights and foreshortening of the figure.
BM Cat. Vases
Arch. Zeit. 1870, pl. 28, p. 9; Rayet and Collignon, Hist. Cer. Grecque, pp. 335, 338; Murray, Handbook of Gk. Archeology, p. 107.
For the figure, cf. the figure of Paris in BM Vase F167; also Visconti, Mus. Ρiο-Clem. iv. pl. 16 a.
- On display (G71/dc29)
- Acquisition date
- Greek and Roman
- Registration number