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Terracotta pelike (jar)

Close in style to the Underworld Painter

Period:
Hellenistic
Date:
ca. 330–310 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, South Italian, Apulian
Medium:
Terracotta; red-figure
Dimensions:
H. 22 1/2 in. (57.2 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1906
Accession Number:
06.1021.228
  • Description

    A woman with a situla and a branch follows a youth holding a phiale and a branch. Eros sits
    above. They appear to be on their way to perform a ritual, perhaps at the tomb of a woman depicted
    on the other side of the vase. On the other side is a funerary naiskos (shrine) with a woman and her maid. Outside to the left stands a nude youth with a branch and to the right, a woman.

  • References

    Richter, Gisela M. A. 1926. Ancient Furniture: A History of Greek, Etruscan, and Roman Furniture. Oxford: Clarendon Press, p. 32, fig. 88.

    Richter, Gisela M. A. 1966. The Furniture of the Greeks, Etruscans and Romans. London: Phaidon Press, p. 40, fig. 210.

    Reuterswärd, Patrik. 1980. Studien zur Polychromie der Plastik. Stockholm: Bokförlaget Svenska, p. 94, n. 206.

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