Terracotta pelike (jar)

Attributed to the Underworld Painter

Period: Hellenistic

Date: ca. 330–310 B.C.

Culture: Greek, South Italian, Apulian

Medium: Terracotta; red-figure

Dimensions: H. 19 5/8 in. (49.8 cm)

Classification: Vases

Credit Line: Purchase, 1901

Accession Number: 01.8.14


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.