- Museum number
Pottery: Apulian red-figured column-krater.
Designs red on black panels, with accessories of white and yellow, and borders of maeander and squares below. On the top of the handles, palmettes; on the lip, above, wave-pattern; underneath, zigzags. On the neck, panels with ivy.
(a) Offerings at stele: On the left is a youth to right with fillet, wreath round his neck, and chlamys over left arm; in his right hand is a bunch of grapes, and in left he holds out a phiale with fruit. On the right is a female figure running up, with hair gathered in a bunch behind, open cap radiated in front, earrings, necklace, bracelets, long chiton with apoptygma fastened on the shoulders, and sandals; she holds up a large flat basket in left hand, in which are fruit and cakes. In her right hand is a situla, which she is about to place on the stele; on it are painted (in white on red) two ephebi confronted, one of whom has a staff. The stele is painted white and stands on a high plinth; it has a moulded top on which is a fruit; on the base are maeander and other patterns, white on red. Round it is a taenia, and on the base two phialae. On the left are two flowers and a bunch of grapes; on the right an embroidered taenia and a four-leaved flower. The ground-lines are indicated by white dots.
(b) Two ephebi with himatia over left shoulders, staff in hand; the one on the left turns away and looks back at the other. Between them is a meta, and on the right another; above hang a pair of halteres, a stylus and tablets, and a ball.
- Production date
Diameter: 30.48 centimetres
Height: 46.99 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- BM Cat. Vases
For the fruit and cakes, see on BM Vases F299 and F543.
- On display (G20a/dc32)
- Acquisition date
- Greek and Roman
- Registration number