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Accession_Number REDMG:1951.131.1
adlib_title Apulian red figure alabastron
Shape Alabastron
Shape_description Slim alabastron with narrow mouth, projecting rim, slightly convex on the upper surface, and beveled at the edge, flat on the underside; tall, slightly concave neck, offset from a tall ovoid body, with two small lug handles on the upper 1/4 of the body; molded pedestal foot is comprised of a tapering upper element broadening into a disk foot, with a diagonal outer surface, with three ridges, a flat resting surface, and a conical indentation on the underside.
Material Terracotta
Fabric Apulian
Fabric_description
Munsell_color 5YR 6/6
Decoration Black rim and neck, except for a thin reserved band just above the join with the body; body decorated with three reserved bands above an egg-and-dot band and another reserved band; row of white dots at top of figural scene. Below, band comprised of stopt maeanders (3) alternating with cross-in-square (1), between two reserved bands; broad reserved band at join of body and foot; reserved band on lowest ridge of foot as well as resting surface and underside. A: A draped woman runs in 3/4-view to the right but looks back, profile the left. She holds in her lowered right hand a wreath from which a garland hangs and in her upraised left hand a box (decorated with bands, chevrons, and zigzags, as well as white dots above the box), while drapery falls over her left arm. She wears a stephane and a kekryphylon with dangling ribbons, beaded earrings and double necklace (indicated by white dots), double bracelets on each wrist, a belted, sleeveless chiton, and slippers. In the field are a fillet (upper left), a rosette with five white dotted petals and a yellow centre (upper right), and a shrub with berries (lower centre), as well as a white dotted groundline rising slightly to the right. B: Eros, holding a beaded necklace in his extended right hand, is seated in 3/4-view to the left on a flower. The leaves and buds of the same plant elaborately fill the field beneath and around him. He wears attributes that are similar to those of the woman on A: stephane, kekryphylon, earring, double beaded necklace, double bracelets, and slippers. He also wears a beaded baldric diagonally across his chest and ankle bracelets (3 on each ankle) and a baldric comprised of a row of white dots arranged diagonally across his chest, over his left shoulder. Added white is used for details of Eros' wings as well as the jewelry, box decoration, slippers, vegetation and groundlines, as well as the centre parts of the eggs on the egg-and-dot band.
Inscriptions
Condition The neck has been rejoined to the body, and the rim has one chip. White deposits on top and underside of foot.
Technique/Style Red figure
Provenance
Period Late Classical
Date 350-340
Dating_details
Artist Alabastra Group
Attribution Trendall and Cambitoglou, RFVA 21/18
Image
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Front view of an Apulian red-figure alabastron (side A), showing a woman running to the right.
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Back view of an Apulian red-figure alabastron (side B), showing a seated Eros.
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Front view of an Apulian red-figure alabastron (side A), showing a woman running to the right.
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Side view of an Apulian red-figure alabastron.
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Back view of an Apulian red-figure alabastron (side B), showing a seated Eros.
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Side view of an Apulian red-figure alabastron.
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Oblique view, from above, of an Apulian red-figure alabastron.
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Top view of an Apulian red-figure alabastron, showing the broad lip.
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Bottom view of an Apulian red-figure alabastron, showing the reserved base.
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Front view of an Apulian red-figure alabastron (side A), showing a woman running to the right.
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Front view of an Apulian red-figure alabastron (side A), showing a woman running to the right.
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2004.99.0759.jpg
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Side view of an Apulian red-figure alabastron (side A).
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Back view of an Apulian red-figure alabastron (side B), showing a seated Eros.
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Side view of an Apulian red-figure alabastron (side A).
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Comparanda Cf. Reading 49.1.2
Bibliography K. Schauenburg, 'Unteritalische Alabastra,' JdI 87 (1972) 272, figs. 21-23; RFVA 21/18
Archive_Ref
Beazley_DB
Height 24.7
Diameters Rim 7.3, body 7.9, base 6.2
Handle_height
Other_dims.
Location Body Beautiful
Edited_by Georgia; Amy
Date_edited 09.06.2003; 04.10.2004
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