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Accession_Number REDMG:1947.13.1
adlib_title Apulian red figure; added colour (white and yellow) pseudopanathenaic amphora
Shape Pseudopanathenaic amphora
Shape_description Large pseudo-panathenaic amphora with a cup-shaped mouth terminating in an outturned rim; offset neck divided from the shoulder by a plastic ring from which rise two vertical strap handles that curve down to the bottom of the sloping shoulder; ovoid body tapering to a thick stem on a pedestal base (not original).
Material Terracotta
Fabric Apulian
Fabric_description
Munsell_color 7.5YR 5/6
Decoration Black mouth inside and out, otherwise reserved inside. Below the rim, on the lip, is a white laurel wreath, to right. On neck, between black handles, a 9-leaf palmette, with a black dot for heart and black dot on either side of central petal; black ridge between two black lines; frieze of vertical bars beneath each handle; beneath each handle a large palmette above a pair of volutes, from which emerge vegetal ornament. A: Attenuated ovolo frieze between two black lines; white ribbing (painted); two reserved bands; floral frieze with white head, to left, at centre, emerging from a calyx from which emerge also tendrils, berries, volutes, and blossoms; reserved frieze; scene. B: Continuous maeander to right, between two pairs of lines; black ribbing (painted) between two black lines; flanked by vegetal ornament, from which emerges quarter palmettes and volutes, a female head, profile to left, wearing white stephane, and white sakkos, from which emerges curly black hair, at front and black; white drop earring on an inverted triangle. Below the body zone, around the entire vase, is a decorative band consisting of dotted cross squares (1) alternating with stopt maeanders to left (3) between two reserved bands; black below. Scene, A: A woman, standing in 3/4-view to the right, with head profile to right, hair emerging from the back, a sleeveless, belted chiton, a himation draped over her left arm, a pair of white slippers, holds a palmette fan, with white detail, in her upraised left hand, and a branch (similar to a thyrsos) in her left hand, at a diagonal. She also wears a white stephane and a sakkos with black and white detail, from the back of which emerges a tuft of hair, a white beaded necklace between two thin chains (rendered by black lines), and white snake bracelets on each arm. She faces a naiskos enclosure, decorated in gilded white, with thin Corinthian columns and a black pediment, on a podium decorated with a simple continuous maeander to right, between a two pairs of white lines. Enclosed within the naiskos is a warrior, rendered in white with yellow details, seated in 3/4-view to the left, on a himation, with his legs crossed, and his left elbow resting on the back of his seat. He holds a crested helmet in 3/4-view to the right, at which he stares, and a diagonal spear in his left hand. On the ground below him is a small shield. To the right is a nude youth, standing in a reclining pose, 3/4-view to the left, wearing a white fillet in his hair, and white slippers. He holds a himation, bundled up around his left arm, and an opened box as well as a dotted, fringed sash, in his right hand. A thin rectangular element, perhaps a dagger, emerges from the opened box. A (heart shaped) ivy leaf hangs in the field above him. White dotted lines indicate the groundline between all figures. Details on the shoulder rays and, ornaments in the field, and all figural scenes are rendered in added white, sometimes 'gilded' with yellow wash.
Inscriptions
Condition The mouth has been repaired from five or more fragments, each handle from three fragments (with some parts missing and restored on the left handle). The body is reconstructed from 15 or more fragments and the foot has been restored in wood. There is a hole (perhaps original). In the base. Slightly chipped on the mouth, pitted, and scratched; traces of white plaster on the external surface, while the interior and bottom are covered with plaster. Faded decoration in patches.
Technique/Style Red figure; added colour (white and yellow)
Provenance
Period Late Classical
Date 340-320
Dating_details
Artist Split-mouth Group; Group of Trieste S 403
Attribution Trendall and Cambitoglou, RVAP 2.815, attributes this amphora to the Split-mouth Group, which they compare to the Group of Trieste S 403.
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Front view of an Apulian red-figure pseudo-panathenaic amphora.
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Back view of an Apulian red-figure pseudo-Panathenaic amphora, showing a female head facing left.
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Front view of an Apulian red-figure pseudo-panathenaic amphora showing a woman seated next to a servant.
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Back view of an Apulian red-figure pseudo-panathenaic amphora showing a woman's head facing left.
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Front view of an Apulian red-figure pseudo-panathenaic amphora, showing a warrior seated in a naiskos.
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Detail of the front of an Apulian red-figure pseudo-panathenaic amphora (side A), showing a warrior seated in a naiskos, attended by a woman (left) and a youth (right).
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Detail of the left front of an Apulian red-figure pseudo-panathenaic amphora (side A), showing a woman standing to the right, holding a fan.
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Detail of the right front of an Apulian red-figure pseudo-panathenaic amphora (side A), showing a youth standing to the left, holding an opened box and a sash in his right hand and drapery in his left.
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Detail of the front shoulder of an Apulian red-figure pseudo-panathenaic amphora (side A), showing a female head to left, among floral ornaments.
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Detail of the front shoulder of an Apulian red-figure pseudo-panathenaic amphora (side A), showing a female head to left, among floral ornaments.
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Detail of the front of the mouth of an Apulain red-figure pseudo-Panathenaic amphora.
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Left side view of an Apulian red-figure pseudo-Panathenaic amphora, showing a palmette beneath the handle.
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Back view of an Apulian red-figure pseudo-Panathenaic amphora, showing a female head facing left.
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Detail of the front of the neck of an Apulian red-figure pseudo-Panathenaic amphora, showing a palmette above a maeander.
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Right side view of an Apulian red-figure pseudo-Panathenaic amphora, showing a palmette beneath the handle.
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Front view of an Apulian red-figure pseudo-panathenaic amphora, showing a warrior seated in a naiskos.
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Front view of an Apulian red-figure pseudo-panathenaic amphora, showing one of the handles and a palmette design.
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Front view of an Apulian red-figure pseudo-panathenaic amphora, showing a female head profile to the left.
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Front view of an Apulian red-figure pseudo-panathenaic amphora, showing one of the handles and a palmette design.
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Front view of part of an Apulian red-figure pseudo-panathenaic amphora, showing a warrior seated in a naiskos.
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Front view of part of an Apulian red-figure pseudo-panathenaic amphora, showing a warrior seated in a naiskos
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Front view of part of an Apulian red-figure pseudo-panathenaic amphora, showing a warrior seated in a naiskos
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Front view of part of an Apulian red-figure pseudo-panathenaic amphora, showing the floral frieze with a white head.
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Front view of part of an Apulian red-figure pseudo-panathenaic amphora, showing the white head.
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Front view of part of an Apulian red-figure pseudo-panathenaic amphora, showing a woman standing in 3/4 view to the right, with head profile to the right (side B).
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Front view of part of an Apulian red-figure pseudo-panathenaic amphora, showing a nude youth standing in 3/4 view to the left (side B).
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Front view of part of an Apulian red-figure pseudo-panathenaic amphora, showing a female head profile to the left.
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Front view of part of an Apulian red-figure pseudo-panathenaic amphora, showing a female head profile to the left.
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Comparanda Cf. RM 159.51 (the B sides of each vase are particularly close) and Verona 162 (CVA IV D, pl. 6.1).
Bibliography RFVA 25/199a
Archive_Ref
Beazley_DB
Height 71.0
Diameters Rim 21.5, neck (min.) 6.1, body 32.5; stem (min.) 6.4
Handle_height 20.0
Other_dims.
Location Death
Edited_by Denise; Georgia; Amy; Kinsey
Date_edited 11.09.2002; 25.06.2003; 29.10.2003; 06.01.2006
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