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Terracotta pelike (jar)

Close in style to the Underworld Painter
Period:
Hellenistic
Date:
ca. 330–310 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, South Italian, Apulian
Medium:
Terracotta; red-figure
Dimensions:
H. 22 1/2 in. (57.2 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1906
Accession Number:
06.1021.228
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Obverse, naiskos (shrine) with woman and attendant between youth and woman
Reverse, woman, youth, and Eros

A: naiskos with a statuary group of a maid placing a stool for her deceased mistress who holds a fan; outside to the left, a nude youth with a branch. To the right, a woman. B: a woman with a situla and a branch follows a youth holding a phiale and a branch. Eros sits above.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1926. Ancient Furniture: A History of Greek, Etruscan, and Roman Furniture. p. 32, fig. 88, Oxford: Clarendon Press.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1966. The Furniture of the Greeks, Etruscans and Romans. p. 40, fig. 210, London: Phaidon Press.

Reuterswärd, Patrik. 1980. Studien zur Polychromie der Plastik. p. 94, n. 206, Stockholm: Bokförlaget Svenska.

Schauenburg, Konrad. 2000. "Some Remarks on the Underworld Painter." Periplous: Papers on Classical Art and Archaeology Presented to Sir John Boardman, Mr. Gocha R. Tsetskhladze, A. J. N. W. Prag, and Anthony M. Snodgrass, eds. p. 256, London: Thames and Hudson.

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