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Pottery: Campanian red-figured amphora.
Designs red on black ground, with white and yellow accessories (both sides). On the neck and shoulder, each side, tongue-pattern, egg-moulding and ivy-wreath. Below the handles, palmettes; below, all round, wave-pattern.
(a) Female figure to left, with hair gathered up under a double sphendone, necklace, long embroidered chiton fastened on the shoulders, white girdle, and embroidered under-garment with long sleeves, bordered himation, and sandals with rows of buttons, holds out right hand to a comic actor (?) who moves away to left looking back. He is of smaller stature, and is bald, with a high nose, white hair and beard with yellow markings; he wears a short chiton fastened on shoulders, white belt, bordered himation, embroidered under-garment with long sleeves, and endromides with tops turned over and rows of buttons; his left hand is muffled in his himation, and in his right is a crooked staff. Above are a ball and a pyxis, also three rosettes of dots; between the figures, a myrtle-twig.
(b) Two ephebi confronted, wearing radiated beaded fillets and sandals; the one on the left is wrapped in a bordered himation and holds a myrtle-twig; behind him is another myrtle-twig. The other has a knotted staff in right hand, and wears his himation over left shoulder; between them, a phiale and a rosette of dots.
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Height: 51.25 centimetres
- On display (G1/wp46/sh4)
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- Greek and Roman
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