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Accession_Number 45.10.1
adlib_title Apulian red figure; added white; plastic epichysis
Shape Epichysis
Shape_description High, curved, thick, black handle which bends back on itself to attach to mouth and at the back to the lower part of the shoulder. At the mouth attachment are two moulded heads; spout has central channel and two ridges at moulded rim. The cylindrical neck becomes bell shaped in its lower part, and a ridge marks its attachment to the shoulder, which is slightly concave. Beyond the handle attachment is a flat rim, offset from the shoulder and, more sharply, from the body beneath it, which is upright but slightly convex. The very short ring foot, with broad resting surface, is as broad as the rim around the shoulder.
Material Terracotta
Fabric Apulian
Fabric_description
Munsell_color 7.5YR 6/4
Decoration Entirely black, except reserved on the underside, and the resting surface. Red figure decoration begins at the lower part of the neck, with a band of rays, in imitation of ribbing. The shoulder has palmettes, rosettes and circles with central dots with added white. Wave on rim. Body decorated with white: chevrons between dot rosettes. Red band on lowest part of body, above foot.
Inscriptions
Condition Spout has been rejoined, and rim has been chipped. Gloss has faded from red decoration.
Technique/Style Red figure; added white; plastic
Provenance
Period Late Classical
Date 375-340
Dating_details
Artist Egg and Wave Group
Attribution A.C. Smith. The lotus bud is quite unusual, and this and other decorative elements relate this epichysis to the Egg and Wave Group, a workshop that specialised in small vases and was related to he Iliupersis Painter. There is also a slight resemblance to the work of the Lampas Group, followers of the plain style: cf. Scottsdale, Cutler Collection (RVAp 11/206a). Although no other epichyses have been attributed to this group/artist, the group seems to represent the work of a versatile artist, influenced by the Truro and Lecce Painters and associates, who favored smaller vases, specialising in single figures, often animals, surrounded by ornament of the type shown on this epichysis, especially tendrils, buds, and bulls-eyes, with large added white dots. Cf. especially Karlsruhe B 938 (RVAp 10/232) and New London, Lyman Allyn Museum 1955.1.83 (RVAp 10/234).
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Right side view of an Apulian epichysis, showing floral decoration.
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Right side view of an Apulian red-figure epichysis, showing handle and spout.
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Left side view of an Apulian red-figure epichysis, showing handle and spout.
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Top view of an Apulian red-figure epichysis, showing decoration on the shoulder.
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Bottom view of an Apulian red-figure epichysis, showing the reserved base.
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Right side view of an Apulian red-figure epichysis, showing floral decoration.
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Front view of an Apulian red-figure epichysis, showing floral decoration.
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Detailed view of the front of an Apulian red-figure epichysis, showing added white chevrons and a rosette.
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Left side view of an Apulian red-figure epichysis showing floral decoration, handle and spout.
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Back view of an Apulian red-figure epichysis with floral decoration, showing the handle.
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Back view of an Apulian red-figure epichysis with floral decoration, showing the handle.
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Oblique view, from above, of the right side of an Apulian red-figure epichysis showing decorated shoulder.
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Top view of an Apulian red-figure epichysis with floral decoration, showing the upper part of the body and the top of the spout and handle.
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Bottom view of an Apulian red-figure epichysis, showing the reserved base.
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Right side view of an Apulian red-figure epichysis, showing the handle and spout.
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Detailed view of an Apulian red-figure epichysis, showing handle with moulded head.
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Detailed view of an Apulian red-figure epichysis, showing handle with moulded head.
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Detailed view of an Apulian red-figure epichysis, showing handle with moulded head.
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Detailed view of an Apulian red-figure epichysis, showing handle with moulded head.
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Detailed view of an Apulian red-figure epichysis, showing handle with moulded head.
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Front side view of an Apulian red-figure epichysis showing floral decoration, handle and spout.
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Front side view of an Apulian red-figure epichysis showing floral decoration, handle and spout.
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Beazley_DB
Height 13.2
Diameters Neck 1.6; body 8.1; base 7.8
Handle_height 9.5
Other_dims. L. spout 5.2
Location Body Beautiful
Edited_by Denise; Amy; Kinsey; Teifi
Date_edited 09.09.2002; 08.12.2003; 11.01.2006; 03.08.2006
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