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Red figured pottery column krater.
Designs red on black panels, with accessories of white and yellow on both sides. On the tops of the handles, palmettes; underneath the lip, wave-pattern; on the neck, each side, a panel with ivy-leaves and berries. On the body, panels, with borders of maeander below, and dots down the sides.
(a) On the left is a female figure moving to left, looking back; her hair is tied behind by a string and drawn under an open beaded cap, and she wears earrings, necklace, bracelet on right arm, long girt chiton with a white stripe between two black ones down the front of the breast and side of the skirt, and white shoes. In right hand she carries a white situla with three feet, and in left hand she holds up a pyxis ornamented with a cross patee, and a tympanon with a ring of white dots and ribbons; over her left arm is a white taenia, and in right arm a thyrsos ending in a pine-cone. Following her is Eros moving to left, with head-dress as the female figure, curls in front of the ear, earrings, necklace, bracelets, beaded shoulder-belt, beads round left thigh, anklet on left leg, and white sandals; in right hand he carries a blazing torch, in left a pomegranate. Below Eros is a phiale, and on either side of the female figure, a myrtle-plant; the ground-lines are indicated by white dots.
(b) Two ephebi confronted, staff in hand, with white fillets, himatia over left shoulders, and sandals; between them is a stele round which are a taenia and a double row of beads; on it is fruit, and above, a rosette; above hangs a pyxis marked with lines and dots.
- Production date
Diameter: 29.40 centimetres
Height: 45.60 centimetres
- On display (G1/wp48/sh2)
- Acquisition date
- Greek and Roman
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