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  • Description

    Pottery stamnos with a lid.
    Designs black on red ground, with incised lines and white accessories; imitation of black-figured vases. Small handles, lying close to the neck; rather narrow body, a circular flat foot. On the cover, and shoulder each side, wave-pattern; below on the shoulder, a black band with a pattern of tendrils painted in white.
    Frieze of dancing figures: A female figure running to right, with hair in a knot, long chiton, and himation over left shoulder, hands extended, flesh painted white; a nude beardless male figure to right pursuing a female figure as the last, playing the double flute; next, a nude beardless male figure moving to right, looking back, with hands raised, and a female figure moving to right, as before, with himation over both shoulders, and left hand raised. Next, a male figure as before dancing to left, looking back; a female figure as before, without himation, running to right, with left hand raised; male figure as before, running to right, looking back, with both hands raised. In the background, spreading all over the scene are branches with fruit.


  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 3rdC BC
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  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 18.25 centimetres
  • Bibliography

    • Vase F506 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Condition

    Broken and reconstructed, worn and chipped, and there are traces of a whitish deposit in places.

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  • Department

    Greek & Roman Antiquities

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