From:Teece Museum of Classical Antiquities
About this objectThis vase would have been used in marriage ceremonies, possibly for a ritual where the bride is sprinkled with water.
It is made from slightly pale orange-brown Apulian clay with some small white inclusions (Tarentine). On the lid, the knob is painted black. Around the lip is a wave pattern and on the shoulder is a repeated tongue pattern. There is an elaborate palmette design below each handle.
On side A we see a woman moving left. She wears a peplos with a sphendone (a headband) and a stephane (a metal band, worn as a fancy headband) about her hair. In her left hand, she carries a box and in her right a wreath. There are three rosettes and an ivy-left in the field. White highlights with a yellow wash have been added to the decoration.
On the reverse is a youth moving left. He has a wreath about his head, carries drapery on his left arm and wears slippers. In his right hand he carries a dish and in his left a laurel branch. There are two rosettes and two leaves in the field.
MakerConnected to the BM Centaur Group in the Darius-Underworld Circle
Date Madeca. 350 BC
Place MadeItaly; Apulia
Medium and MaterialsCeramic: Pottery
Style and IconographyApulian
Style and IconographyRed-figure
MeasurementsHeight including lid 153mm; Height to lip 110mm; Diameter 920mm; Diameter of lid 570mm.
Subject and Association KeywordsClothing and dress
CollectionThe James Logie Memorial Collection, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
Credit LineDonated by M.K. Steven, 1970.
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