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Pottery: red-figured dinos (wine-bowl).
Designs red on black ground, with accessories of white and yellow. Round the lip, egg-moulding; round the neck, ivy; on the shoulder, tongue-pattern and egg-moulding; below the designs, maeander and chequer. The stand is fluted; round the top is a moulded egg-pattern; round the foot, an ivy-wreath in white. On the top of the cover is a flower, the edges of the petals much broken.
Round the body is a frieze divided into two scenes : (a) Symposion: In the centre is a couch with a mattress on the top, placed on raised ground, on which recline three youths to left, the one on the right looking back. All have drapery over their lower limbs, and their left arms rest on embroidered cushions; the one on the left wears a fillet, the one on the right a wreath; the middle one wears two fillets twisted, one white, ornamented with flowers. The one on the left holds a branch, the one on the right a phiale, and the other a kylix with one finger, as if playing cottabos. In front of the couch are two tables, on one a kylix, on the other a cantharos, a pomegranate, and other fruit; between them is a situla with a taenia round it, and on the left a flat basket ornamented with maeander, in which is fruit. On the left is a female figure to right, with hair in a knot behind and falling in curls on the shoulders, radiated ampyx, earrings, necklace, long loose embroidered chiton, under-garment with yellow sleeves, and white shoes, playing the double flute. Behind her a female figure approaches, with hair gathered in a bunch behind, cap radiated in front, earrings, necklace, bracelets, long girt chiton fastened on the shoulders, and sandals; in her right hand is an Apulian sistrum (cf. BM Vase F272), and in left she holds out a dish of fruit. On the right is a female figure to left (as the last but one, shoes not white, down the front of her chiton a stripe of chequer embroidered); in left hand she holds a phiale, from which she sprinkles incense with right hand on an incense-burner in front of her. Behind her a youthful Satyr approaches, with fillet ornamented with trefoils, white cantharos in left hand, and situla in right, on which is painted a seated female figure in yellow. Between these two, and between the two on the left, are vines spreading over the scene; in the field is a rosette. The ground-lines are indicated by white dots.
(b) Dionysiac scene: In the centre is Dionysos seated to left, looking to right, with two fillets (one white) twisted together, sandals, and drapery under him, wreath in right hand, thyrsos in left. Before him stands a female figure with left foot on raised ground, hair in a mass behind, radiated cap, earrings, bracelets, sandals, and long girt chiton, holding out a wreath in both hands. Below Dionysos are two phialae, a large basket, and a myrtle-twig; behind, on a lower level, is a youthful Satyr, with fillet, and thyrsos in left hand, offering him a cantharos (white with black bands). On the left is a youthful Satyr to right, with fillet, sandals, and blazing torch in left hand; before him, a tall plant; behind him is a female figure to right (as the other, with necklace, and drapery over left arm), holding out a tympanon in left hand, and in right a bell (?) painted white. Above, two rosettes; ground-lines as before.
On the cover, between two bands of egg-moulding, is a frieze of figures beginning with a seated female figure to right, holding up the open lid of a box; her hair is gathered up under a radiated cap, and she wears earrings, necklace, bracelets, long girt chiton, himation wrapped round her, and shoes with a row of buttons down the front. At her side is a fan, on which is painted a palmette in white; on the handle is an Ionic cap; before her are a rosette and a convolvulus-flower. Next is a female figure running to right (as the last, plain shoes, himation over shoulders), holding out a wreath in left hand; before her, a tendril. Next, Eros running to right, looking back, with hair tied in a bunch, radiated ampyx, necklace, bracelets, sandals, and wings spread, holding out a taenia in both hands; before him, a plant. Next is a female figure seated to left with hair in a bunch, radiated opisthosphendone, earrings, necklace, bracelets, long girt chiton, himation under her, and shoes, holding up a mirror in right hand. Lastly, a female figure running to left, with hair as Eros, earrings, necklace, bracelets, long chiton and bordered himation, holding out an embroidered taenia in right hand; the lower part of the figure is restored.
- Production date
- 360BC-340BC (circa)
Height: 76.50 millimetres
Weight: 5 kilograms (Approx)
Width: 31 centimetres
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2018-2019 31 Oct-18 Mar, The J. Paul Getty Villa Museum, Los Angeles, USA, Underworld: Imagining the Afterlife
- Acquisition date
- Greek and Roman
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