Terracotta pelike (jar), Attributed to the Underworld Painter, Terracotta, Greek, South Italian, Apulian

Terracotta pelike (jar)

Attributed to the Underworld Painter
Period:
Hellenistic
Date:
ca. 330–310 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, South Italian, Apulian
Medium:
Terracotta; red-figure
Dimensions:
H. 19 5/8 in. (49.8 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Purchase, 1901
Accession Number:
01.8.14
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Obverse, woman seated between youth and woman; above, Eros with fillet, woman, and swan
Reverse, woman and seated youth, Eros above

Details such as the Erotes, the woman with a swan, the youth by the laver, and the casket associate the iconography with marriage.
Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae (LIMC). 1986. Vol. 3: Atherion-Eros. "Eros," p. 892, no. 491, pl. 636, Zürich: Artemis Verlag.

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.