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Accession_Number REDMG:1951.150.1
adlib_title Apulian red figure; added colour (white and yellow) pelike
Shape Pelike
Shape_description Flaring rim, curving continuously from the exterior, with an overhanging, convex lip, curving on the underside into a short, thick neck that broadens to a baggy body, sharply joined to a broad pedestal foot, flat on the upper surface, convex on the vertical surface, and hollowed slightly interior, with a cyma molding leading up to a flat underside.The triple-ridged strap handles rise up from the sides of the neck and rejoin at the shoulders.
Material Terracotta
Fabric Apulian
Fabric_description
Munsell_color 5YR 5/6
Decoration Black except for decorative bands and figural scene on either side, and reserved band at lowest part of foot, as well as reserved underside. Neck decorated on either side with a laurel band, between two reserved bands. Beneath figural scenes are decorative bands, comprised of stopt maeanders (3) alternating with saltire squares (1). A: A female figure, juggling 8 eggs and advancing profile to right, faces a youth, advancing in 3/4-view to the right, but turning his head profile to the left. The woman, wearing a sakkos, tear-drop earring, beaded necklace, belted, sleeveless chiton, and two bracelets on each arm. The youth, nude except for a wreath around his head and a chlamys slung over his left arm, holds a large palm frond in his left hand and a phiale, at waist level, in his right hand. Above the phiale are 7 eggs (slightly smaller than those juggled by the woman). Bull’s eye (above) and tendril (below) in field between them. B: Two draped youths, face each other in conversation; between them a window (above) and a stele (below); the figure on the right supports himself on a staff that he holds in his right hand. Added white and goldish-yellow on side A, for jewelry, balls, phiale, wreath, and vegetation. The saltire square have short lines in place of dots. The right-most saltire square on A is replaced with a box of vertical lines.
Inscriptions
Condition Comprised of 15 or more fragments, rejoined, with a restoration at the rim just behind the left handle. Surface slightly scratched and stained, figures darkened, and greyish-white deposits on underside.
Technique/Style Red figure; added colour (white and yellow)
Provenance
Period Late Classical
Date 370-340
Dating_details
Artist Verona Painter
Attribution Trendall and Cambitoglou, RFVA 1.253.223, attribute this pelike to the Verona Painter, who 'looks rather like a crude imitator of the Dijon Painter and his drawing is very slovenly'.
Image
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Side A of an Apulian red-figure pelike, showing a woman juggling balls, and a nude youth with a phiale and a palm branch, retreating to the right.
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Side B of an Apulian red-figure pelike, showing two youths conversing over a stele.
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Side A of an Apulian red-figure pelike, showing a woman juggling balls, and a nude youth with a phiale and a palm branch, retreating to the right.
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Side B of an Apulian red-figure pelike, showing two youths conversing over a stele.
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Right side of an Apulian red-figure pelike, showing the handle.
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Top view of an Apulian red-figure pelike, showing the mouth.
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Bottom view of an Apulian red-figure pelike, showing the base.
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Oblique view of an Apulian red-figure pelike, showing a woman juggling balls and a nude youth with a phiale and a palm branch retreating t the right.
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Front view of an Apulian red-figure pelike, showing a woman juggling balls and a nude youth with a phiale and a palm branch retreating t the right.
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Front view of an Apulian red-figure pelike, showing one handle.
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Front view of an Apulian red-figure pelike, showing two youths conversing over a stele.
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Front view of an Apulian red-figure pelike, showing one handle.
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Oblique view of an Apulian red-figure pelike on its side, showing the base.
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Oblique view of an Apulian red-figure pelike on its side, showing the mouth.
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Front view of part of an Apulian red-figure pelike, showing two youths conversing over a stele.
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Front view of part of an Apulian red-figure pelike, showing a woman juggling balls and a nude youth with a phiale and a palm branch retreating t the right.
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Front view of part of an Apulian red-figure pelike, showing a woman juggling balls.
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Front view of part of an Apulian red-figure pelike, showing a nude youth with a phiale and a palm branch retreating t the right.
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Front view of part of an Apulian red-figure pelike, showing a woman juggling balls.
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Front view of part of an Apulian red-figure pelike, showing a woman juggling balls.
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Front view of part of an Apulian red-figure pelike, showing a nude youth with a phiale and a palm branch retreating t the right.
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2005.99.0160.jpg
2005.99.0160.jpg
Front view of part of an Apulian red-figure pelike, showing a woman juggling balls.
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2005.99.0161.jpg
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Front view of part of an Apulian red-figure pelike, showing one youth with profile to the left.
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Front view of part of an Apulian red-figure pelike, showing one youth with profile to the right.
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2005.99.0163.jpg
2005.99.0163.jpg
Oblique view of an Apulian red-figure pelike, showing a woman juggling balls and a nude youth with a phiale and a palm branch retreating t the right.
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Comparanda
Bibliography RFVA 9/223
Archive_Ref
Beazley_DB
Height 23.6
Diameters Rim 14.3, body 17.5, base 13.2.
Handle_height 6.2
Other_dims.
Location Body Beautiful
Edited_by Georgia; Amy; Kinsey; Julia
Date_edited 16.06.2003; 17.10.2004; 11.01.2006; 17.05.2016
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