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Accession_Number 51.7.13
adlib_title Apulian red figure pseudopanathenaic amphora
Shape Pseudopanathenaic amphora
Shape_description Small pseudo-panathenaic amphora with downturned rim (and skewed mouth), offset neck divided from the sloping shoulder by a ridge, vertical strap handles curving up from the bottom of the neck to the bottom of the shoulder, ovoid body tapering to a thick stem, and a curved pedestal foot that is highly concave on the interior.
Material Terracotta
Fabric Apulian
Fabric_description
Munsell_color 10YR 7/3
Decoration The mouth is black at the top of the interior and the lip is reserved; the handles are black as is the body where they are attached, and the foot, except for the underside. The neck is decorated with a six-leaf palmette on each side. On the shoulder, beneath two reserved bands, are tongues that suggest the effect of ribbing. A white fillet has been painted over the 'ribbing' on both sides. Two thick, black lines (carelessly rendered) encircle the shoulder. A large palmette fills the space beneath each handle. A female head, shown in profile to the left, is shown on each side. Each women wear a kekryphylon or kalyptra and has her hair tied in a knot. Strands of added white (ribbons?) emerge from the hair. There are also thin lines (carelessly rendered) beneath the main scenes. Beneath the main scenes the vessel is black, except for the reserved stem and underside. The stem and the resting surface have been treated with a darker red wash. Red sections are streaky and dull, and some of the 'black' became red through misfiring.
Inscriptions
Condition Intact, with the exception of some spots that have been pitted off and few small gouges (on the interior of the mouth and on the body). Added white details are dirty.
Technique/Style Red figure
Provenance
Period Late Classical / Early Hellenistic
Date 325-300
Dating_details
Artist Group of Reading 51.7.13; Meo-Evoli Painter; Round-ear Group
Attribution Trendall and Cambitoglou (2.937) have designated this vase the name vase of the 'Group of Reading 51.7.13' and note that this Group is associated with the Meo-Evoli Painter as well as the Round-ear Group.
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Front view of an Apulian red-figure pseudo-panathenaic amphora (side A), showing a female head, profile to the left.
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Detail of the front of the body of an Apulian red-figure pseudo-panathenaic amphora (side A), showing a female head profile to the left.
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Top view of an Apulian red-figure pseudo-panathenaic amphora, showing the mouth.
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Side view of an Apulian red-figure pseudo-panathenaic amphora, showing a palmette under the handle.
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Back view of an Apulian red-figure pseudo-panathenaic amphora (side B), showing a female head facing left.
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Detail of the back of the body of an Apulian red-figure pseudo-panathenaic amphora, showing a female head facing left.
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Side view of an Apulian red-figure pseudo-Panathenaic amphora, showing a palmette under the handle.
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Bottom view of an Apulian red-figure pseudo-Panathenaic amphora, showing the reserved underside.
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Front view of an Apulian red-figure pseudo-panathenaic amphora (side A), showing a female head, profile to the left.
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Comparanda
Bibliography A. Cambitoglou, "Groups of Apulian red-figured vases decorated with heads of women or of Nike," JHS 74 (1954) 119 no. 1, pl. 7a.; RFVA 28/172
Archive_Ref
Beazley_DB
Height 35.4
Diameters Mouth 11.3; body 13.4; base 9.1
Handle_height 9.4
Other_dims.
Location Body Beautiful
Edited_by Denise; Georgia; Amy; Kinsey; Teifi
Date_edited 10.09.2002, 25.06.2003; 18.10.2003; 11.01.2006; 04.08.2006
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