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pelike

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1772,0320.26

  • Description

    South Italian red figured pottery pelike.
    Designs red on black ground, with accessories of yellow and white. Above, (a) rosettes and dots. (b) laurel-wreath. Under the handles, palmettes; below, all round, maeander.
    (a) Eros seated on a rock to right, with hair tied in a bunch, open beaded cap, earrings, necklace, bracelets, strings of beads round left shoulder and right thigh, anklet on right leg, and white sandals; in left hand he holds out a cista ornamented with volutes, from which issues a sprig of myrtle. Facing him is a female figure with hair tied in a bunch, embroidered open cap, earrings, necklace, bracelets, long girt chiton fastened on shoulders, and white sandals, in right hand a bunch of grapes, in left two white taeniae; her girdle terminates in little balls. Between them, two rosettes; above, a rosette, taenia, and window. On the ground are two flowers; the ground-lines are indicated as usual.
    (b) Two ephebi confronted, wrapped in himatia, with curly hair and sandals; the one on the right has a staff; between them, a pair of halteres.

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  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 340BC-300BC
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 32.25 centimetres
  • Bibliography

    • Old Catalogue 1408 bibliographic details
    • Msc 1413 bibliographic details
    • RVAp 20/208 bibliographic details
    • Vase F323 bibliographic details
  • Location

    On display: G1/wp51/sh9

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1772

  • Department

    Greek & Roman Antiquities

  • Registration number

    1772,0320.26

South Italian red figured pottery pelike depicting, A: Eros seated on a rock facing right with a string of beads around his left shoulder and right thigh, holding out a cista ornamented with volutes in his left hand, facing him a female figure with a bunch of grapes in her right hand and two white taenia in her left hand, between them two rosettes and above a rosette, taenia and a window; B: Two ephebi confronted, the one on the right has a staff and between them is a pair of halteres; marked above design A with rosettes and dots, above design B a laurel wreath, below the design a maeander pattern and palmettes beneath the handles; yellow and white accessories.

South Italian red figured pottery pelike depicting, A: Eros seated on a rock facing right with a string of beads around his left shoulder and right thigh, holding out a cista ornamented with volutes in his left hand, facing him a female figure with a bunch of grapes in her right hand and two white taenia in her left hand, between them two rosettes and above a rosette, taenia and a window; B: Two ephebi confronted, the one on the right has a staff and between them is a pair of halteres; marked above design A with rosettes and dots, above design B a laurel wreath, below the design a maeander pattern and palmettes beneath the handles; yellow and white accessories.

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