Pelike (jar), ca. 330–310 b.c.; red–figure
Attributed to the Underworld Painter
Greek, South Italian, Apulian
Terracotta; H. 19 5/8 in. (49.8 cm)
Purchase, 1901 (01.8.14)
Obverse: woman seated between youth and woman; above, Eros with fillet, woman, and swan
Reverse: woman and seated youth, Eros above
Details such as the Erotes, the woman with a swan, the youth by the laver, and the casket associate the iconography with marriage. Such scenes of women, youths, and Erotes are one of the most frequent types of images seen in South Italian vase painting.