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Accession_Number REDMG:1935.87.25
adlib_title Corinthian red figure pelike
Shape Pelike
Shape_description Rounded rim on everted, slightly overhanging lip that curves into a short, broad neck; two vertical strap handles rise up from the neck and rejoin at the shoulder; smooth join to barrel-shaped body; short ring foot, concave on the underside by convex at the centre.
Material Terracotta
Fabric Corinthian
Fabric_description
Munsell_color 7.5YR 5/8
Decoration Black except for the figural design, with friezes above and below it; reserved but ruddled resting surface. A. Horizontal friezes on neck and below figural scene, consist of two vertical bars alternating with circles, reserved bands above and below. Scene: nude satyr, standing profile to right, with his left foot raised on a rock, faces a draped woman, seated 3/4-view to right, with her head turned profile to left. He raises his right hand towards her, and rests his left arm on his knee. She holds a mirror in her upraised left hand. Five ivy leaves in field between them. B. Horizontal friezes on neck and below figural scene consist of chevrons to left, between reserved bands. Scene: Two draped youths in conversation, face each other on either side of a stele. Yellow and white details: white fillet on satyr, bracelets and necklace on woman, and spots on the mirroron Red wash on reserved areas suggests imitation of Attic red figure. A pair of incised lines run horizontally across side A, and another line runs horizontally across side B; further incised lines around the upper body of the woman indicate that these might be an artistÂ’s guidelines.
Inscriptions
Condition Side A is intact by side B, once broken in, has had two large pieces rejoined, while one piece is missing. The rim and one handle are chipped. Decoration worn, especially on handles and side A.
Technique/Style Red figure
Provenance
Period Late Classical
Date 400-375
Dating_details
Artist Pattern Painter
Attribution According to S. Herbert (Corinth 7.4, 8)
Image
2002.97.0090.JPG
2002.97.0090.JPG
Front view of a Corinthian pelike, showing a satyr and a maenad conversing.
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2002.97.0091.JPG
2002.97.0091.JPG
Back view of a Corinthian pelike, showing two youths on either side of a stele.
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2003.80.0001.jpg
2003.80.0001.jpg
Side A of a Corinthian red-figure pelike, showing a satyr speaking with a nymph.
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2003.80.0002.jpg
2003.80.0002.jpg
Near 3/4-view of side B of a Corinthian red-figure pelike, showing two youths facing each other, across a stele.
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2003.80.0003.jpg
2003.80.0003.jpg
Oblique view, from above, of side A of a Corinthian red-figure pelike, showing the mouth of the pelike and, on the body of the vase, a satyr speaking with a nymph.
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2003.93.0405.jpg
2003.93.0405.jpg
Front view of a Corinthian pelike, showing a satyr and a maenad conversing.
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2003.93.0406.jpg
2003.93.0406.jpg
Back view of a Corinthian pelike, showing two youths on either side of a stele.
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2005.89.0068.jpg

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Comparanda Mary Blomberg further connects it with Athens 1473: see letter from M. Blomberg to J. Gardner 19.01.1984. I. McPhee agrees: see letter from I. McPhee to J. Gardner, dated 27.06.1988.
Bibliography I. McPhee and A.P. Trendall, 'Six Corinthian RF Vases,' in M.A. del Chiaro ed., Studies in Honor of Daryl Amyx (U. Missouri Press 1986) 161-7, 161-3 figs. 3-4.
Archive_Ref
Beazley_DB
Height 24.5
Diameters Rim 15.5, body 18.5, foot 12.0
Handle_height 8.5
Other_dims. W. neck 5.3; W. handles 3.0
Location Symposium
Edited_by Denise; Amy; Kinsey
Date_edited 22.07.2002; 11.07.2004; 10.01.2006
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