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pelike

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1772,0320.196

  • Description

    South Italian red figured pottery pelike.
    Designs red on black ground, with accessories of white and yellow. On the neck, both sides, egg-moulding and a row of white spots. Under the handles, palmettes; below, all round, wave-pattern.
    (a) Eros seated on a rock to left with hair tied in a bunch, beaded fillet, earrings, double necklace, bracelets, strings of beads round body and left thigh, anklets, and white sandals, in right hand a box with open lid, and a ball attached to a string; above, a yellow taenia and a rosette. The ground-lines are indicated.
    (b) Female figure running to left looking to right, with hair tied in a bunch, open embroidered cap, earrings, double necklace, bracelets, long girt chiton, and white sandals, in right hand a phiale with fruit and white taenia, in left a wreath from which hangs a white taenia. In the field, two rosettes and a window; ground-lines indicated.

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  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 4thC BC
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 29.4 centimetres
  • Bibliography

    • Old Catalogue 1413 bibliographic details
    • Msc 1421 bibliographic details
    • Vase F317 bibliographic details
  • Location

    On display: G1/wp51/sh9

  • Condition

    Repaired.

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1772

  • Department

    Greek & Roman Antiquities

  • Registration number

    1772,0320.196

South Italian red figured pottery pelike depicting; A: Eros seated on a rock to the left holding a box with an open lid and a ball attached to a string in his right hand, above a yellow taenia and a rosette; B: Female figure running to the left and looking to the right, holding a phiale containing fruit and a white taenia in her right hand and a wreath from which hangs a taenia in her left hand; marked with egg moulding and a row of white spots on the neck, a wave pattern below the design and palmettes beneath the handles; white and yellow accessories; repaired.

South Italian red figured pottery pelike depicting; A: Eros seated on a rock to the left holding a box with an open lid and a ball attached to a string in his right hand, above a yellow taenia and a rosette; B: Female figure running to the left and looking to the right, holding a phiale containing fruit and a white taenia in her right hand and a wreath from which hangs a taenia in her left hand; marked with egg moulding and a row of white spots on the neck, a wave pattern below the design and palmettes beneath the handles; white and yellow accessories; repaired.

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