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Pottery: Apulian red-figured volute-krater.
Designs red, white, and yellow, on black ground. Round the lip, on either side, egg-moulding; underneath, (a) ivy-wreath, (b) laurel-wreath. On the neck, (a) above the design, seven rosettes; (b) wave-pattern and palmettes. Above each design, tongue- and egg-patterns; below, all round, maeander. Underneath the handles, patterns of palmettes and rosettes. The handles terminate above in Gorgoneia (faces painted white, hair and pupils of eyes black), and below in swans' heads, as before.
On the neck (obverse): Female head to left, with necklace, rising out of the calyx of a large, flower, with tendrils on either side; the face is painted white, the hair yellow, and the flower is painted white.
(a) Offerings at heroon: The heroon is distyle Ionic, painted white with yellow markings, the inside red, with chevron pattern on the cornice, and white anthemia; on the base a lozenge pattern, black on red. Inside it is represented a bearded male figure looking to left, in long chiton and himation, with staff at right side, holding out a cantharos in right hand; on the right is a plant, and above hang an ivy-leaf and pilos. The figure is painted almost entirely in white, with yellow markings. On the left of the heroon is a youth to right with wreath and chlamys over left arm caught up in right hand, holding up a branch in left hand. Above him is a female figure seated on drapery to right, with hair in masses over the forehead and at the back, radiated open cap, earrings, necklace, bracelets, long girt chiton fastened on the shoulders, and sandals; in right hand she holds up a large phiale, in left a mirror. On the right, below, is a female figure to right, as the other, holding a mirror in right hand and a bunch of grapes in left. Above is a nude youth seated on drapery to left, wearing a wreath, holding a phiale and taenia in right hand and a palm-branch in left. In the field, four flowers.
(b) Offerings at stele: In the centre is an altar with bands of chevron pattern in yellow, on which is a tall palmette. On the left, below, is a youth with fillet, drapery on left arm, and sandals, in right hand a mirror, in left a large branch with fruit; behind him, a phiale. Above him is a female figure seated to right on raised ground, with hair in a bunch, open embroidered cap, necklace, bracelets, long girt chiton fastened on the shoulders, and sandals; in right hand a wreath on which are four large flowers, in left a large branch with fruit. On the right, below, is a female figure to left as the last (with earrings), holding a wreath in right hand and bunch of grapes in left; before her is a plant. Above is a nude youth seated on drapery to left, with fillet, holding out a flat basket in right hand and a large branch with fruit in left; above him, a wreath. The ground-lines throughout are indicated by white dots.
- Production date
- 340BC-320BC (circa)
Height: 64.77 centimetres
- On display (G20a/dc34)
- Acquisition date
- Greek and Roman
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