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Accession_Number REDMG:1951.159.1
adlib_title Apulian red figure; added colour (white, yellow, and purple) pseudopanathenaic amphora
Shape Pseudopanathenaic amphora
Shape_description Large pseudo-panathenaic amphora with an 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 On neck, between black handles, an enclosed palmette (11 petals on A and 9 petals on B; with two concentric arcs for heart on A, black dot for heart on B), black dot on either side of central petal, and black dot in the upper corners; black ridge below black line; frieze of vertical bars below each handle attachment; beneath each handle two superimposed palmettes, with a pair of volutes between, from which emerge tendrils, sprouting quarter palmettes. A: egg-and-dot frieze, between two black lines; white ribbing (painted); two reserved bands; floral frieze on shoulder (four volutes from which emerge flowers, tendrils and secondary volutes) emerging from the lower right; two reserved bands; scene. B: Continuous maeander to right, between two black lines; black ribbing (painted) between two pairs of black lines; a female head, profile to left, wearing a sakkos, from which emerges curly black hair, at front and back. Below the body zone, around the entire vase, is a decorative band consisting of dotted broken stopt maeanders to left (pattern doesnÂ’t match up on side B, to the left) between two reserved bands; black below. Scene, A: A naiskos comprised of two Corinthian columns supporting a tapered epistyle and black pediment, on top of a podium (white maeander on a brown background, between alternating black and white horizontal bands). Two white female figures stand within the naiskos. The figure at left, standing in 3/4-view to the right, wears a himation over her left arm and hips, over a peplos (decorated with two vertical purple bands on the chest). Her hair is bound in a sakkos from which emerges hair at front and back; her jewelry includes a beaded necklace and two bracelets on each wrist. She holds a fan in her raised left hand as well as a wreath in her lowered right hand. She faces another woman (probably the deceased) who is seated in 3/4-view to the left on a stool (diphros) and rests her feet on a footrest (hypopodion). She wears a short sleeved chiton and a purple himation that she holds above her right shoulder in an unveiling gesture (anakalypteria). Her hair too is bound in a sakkos, from which emerges hair at the back; she wears two necklaces, one beaded, and two bracelets on each arm. A small ornament (or pures) hovers in the field between the two women. On either side of the naiskos is a kalathos (basket), below a rosette (red with added yellow and white), above a pair of white balls interspersed with clusters of three white dots, and above a double line of white dots. Each basket (both are identical) is decorated with a cross-square with intervening triangles (top) and alternating bands of zigzags, and white and black lines, as well as a band of vertical bars.
Inscriptions
Condition Mouth missing, broken off at the top of the neck, where the joins to handles and body are cracked and scratched. The lower part of the amphora has been restored, using wood (for the foot) and plaster (still visible on the interior and around the joint between handles and neck). Some pitting on body, surface abrasion on stem.
Technique/Style Red figure; added colour (white, yellow, and purple)
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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Side A of an Apulian red-figure pseudopanathenaic amphora, showing two women in a naiskos.
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Detail of side A of an Apulian red-figure pseudopanathenaic amphora, showing two women in a naiskos.
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Detail of the shoulder of side A of an Apulian red-figure pseudopanathenaic amphora, showing floral decoration.
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Detail of the shoulder of side A of an Apulian red-figure pseudopanathenaic amphora, showing floral decoration.
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Detail of the shoulder of side A of an Apulian red-figure pseudopanathenaic amphora, showing floral decoration.
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Detail of the left of side A of an Apulian red-figure pseudopanathenaic amphora, showing a kalathos.
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Detail of the right front of side A of an Apulian red-figure pseudopanathenaic amphora, showing a kalathos.
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Left side view of an Apulian red-figure pseudopanathenaic amphora, showing palmettes below the handle.
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Side B of an Apulian red-figure pseudopanathenaic amphora,showing a female head facing left.
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Right side view of an Apulian red-figure pseudopanathenaic amphora, showing palmettes below the handle.
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Front view of the shoulders of side A an Apulian red-figure pseudopanathenaic amphora, showing floral decoration.
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Front view of the shoulders of side A an Apulian red-figure pseudopanathenaic amphora, showing floral decoration.
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Front view of the shoulders of side A an Apulian red-figure pseudopanathenaic amphora, showing floral decoration.
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Front view of part of side A of an Apulian red-figure pseudopanathenaic amphora, showing two women in a naiskos.
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Front view of part of side A of an Apulian red-figure pseudopanathenaic amphora, showing two women in a naiskos.
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Front view of part of side A of an Apulian red-figure pseudopanathenaic amphora, showing two women in a naiskos.
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Front view of side A of an Apulian red-figure pseudopanathenaic amphora, showing two women in a naiskos.
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Front view of side A of an Apulian red-figure pseudopanathenaic amphora, showing two women in a naiskos.
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Front view of an Apulian red-figure pseudopanathenaic amphora, showing part of the exterior pattern and one handle.
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Front view of side B of an Apulian red-figure pseudopanathenaic amphora, showing s female head profile to the left.
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Front view of an Apulian red-figure pseudopanathenaic amphora, showing part of the exterior pattern and one handle.
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Front view of part of side B of an Apulian red-figure pseudopanathenaic amphora, showing s female head profile to the left.
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Oblique view of part of side B of an Apulian red-figure pseudopanathenaic amphora, showing s female head profile to the left.
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Comparanda Cf. RM.78.13.47 (The B sides of each vase are particularly close) and Verona 162 (CVA IVD, pl. 6.1)
Bibliography RVAP 25/199, pl. 205.5-6
Archive_Ref
Beazley_DB
Height 67.0
Diameters Neck 6.4, body 32.0, stem 6.1
Handle_height 22.0
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Location Death
Edited_by Denise; Georgia; Amy
Date_edited 10.09.2002; 25.06.2003; 18.10.2003
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