Apulian Red-Figured Pelike

SKU: MS.0024

Origin: Mediterranean
Circa: c. 325 - 300 BC
Dimensions: 8" Height x 5" Width (20.3cms x 12.7cms)
Medium: Terracotta

A charming exmaple depicting a standing draped female figure holding wreath and phiale on one side, and on the reverse is a seated draped female figure holding thyrsos and phiale. The vase has scrolling palmettes under the handles, band of waves above each scene and details in added white.


Jacques Errera collection, 19th Century, Belgium; thence by descent to the present owner.

Intact. Interior with thick white rough surface dirt encrustation. Both sides in similar condition with some rubbing and loss to the black painted details and also to the added white. Some flaking to the black glaze on both sides, particularly on the lower body under the decorated scene. Some pitting to the surface of the reverse over the right hand scroll under handle, on body of female and the rocky outcrop she sits on. Light dirt/dust over the surface in general. Paper labels on underside of foot, one with printed number '73992' and another with hand-written number '293/4'.

Musées royaux d'Art et d'Histoire, Brussels, Belgium, 1934-1957.

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