- Museum number
Red figured pottery column krater.
Designs red on black panels, with white accessories much faded, and borders of maeander below. Round the lip, above, wave-pattern, with palmettes on the top of the handles; underneath, scroll-pattern. On the neck, panels with ivy.
(a) In the centre is a female figure to left leaning against a large laver; her hair is gathered in a bunch behind under an open cap with curls in front of the ears, and she wears earrings and long girt chiton with apoptygma reaching to the hips. In her right hand is a white prochoos, and in left she holds up a phiale containing fruit and a cake of the shape known as πυραμίς. Facing her is a youth seated on drapery, with long hair, short chiton with broad black stripes and broad belt, left hand on knee, in right a white cantharos; between these two figures is a white taenia, and above, a flower of four petals and a wreath. On the right is a youth seated to left, as the other, with a white cantharos in right hand; in front of him is a flower of four petals, and above hangs a white cantharos; behind him are a similar flower and a white taenia. The ground-lines are indicated by white dots.
(b) Two ephebi to left confronting one, all wrapped in himatia; the centre one has a staff. Above hang two pairs of halteres between two balls; between the two on the right is a palm-branch.
- Production date
Height: 50.60 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- BM Cat. Vases
For the cake, cf. BM Vase F543.
- On display (G1/wp59/sh7)
- Acquisition date
- Greek and Roman
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