- Museum number
Lucanian red figured pottery pelike.
Designs red on black ground, with accessories of white and yellow. Above each, laurel-wreath; under the handles, palmettes; below, all round, maeander.
(a) Female figure moving to right, with hair in a bunch, open cap, beaded fillet, earrings, double necklace, bracelets, long girt chiton with a stripe down the side, and white sandals; in right hand she holds a pyxis ornamented with a cross patée, in left a wreath from which hangs a white taenia; behind her is a rosette, in front a laurel-shrub. Before her is a youth moving to right, looking back, with fillet ornamented with flowers, and drapery over his arms, holding out in right hand a phiale full of flowers, in left a laurel-branch; between his feet is a flower. The ground-lines are indicated.
(b) Two ephebi confronted, with bordered himatia over left shoulders, and sandals; the one on the right has a staff, the other a wreath; above, halteres; below, a flute-case (?).
- Production date
Height: 34.40 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- BM Cat. Vases
For the flute-case, cf. BM Vase F319
- On display (G1/wp52/sh6)
- The top of one of the handles is now missing.
- Acquisition notes
- Found unregistered, but marked Hn Rm on a label indicating that it was exhibited in the Hamilton Room and was probably part of the Hamilton Collection.
- Greek and Roman
- Registration number