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Enquiry from Online Galleries regarding "Ancient Greek Apulian Red Figure Pelike Painted with Mythological Scenes"
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Look at what I found on the Online Galleries website!
A young woman her hair tied back dressed in a Chiton with a cloak over her arm and holding a mirror a seated nude youth opposite her holding out an offering dish
To the reverse Two men wearing Himations one with a staff a trail of vine leaves and flowers to the rim Large Palmettes under the Handles the base painted with Stop Maeanders and Cross Squares
Traces of white overlay and incrustation
A crack to the underside of the handle at the neck and a small chip to the underside of the rim
4th Century BC
Size: 34.5cm high, 18cm dia. - 13½ ins high, 7 ins dia.
Thence by descent
Ex Private Irish collection
cf: A.D. Trendall, The Red Figure Vases. Oxford 1967, Vol II pg; 47
The prolific Apulian workshops produced many vases decorated with mythological subjects for use as grave goods and it was in this context that many were found in the 19th century.