Red figure pelike (storage jar) [Π 2228]

Item Details

Source

Αρχείο της Εφορείας Αρχαιοτήτων Χανίων

Provenance

Αρχαιολογικό Μουσείο Χανίων

Abstract

Ερυθρόμορφη πελίκη με προτομή αμαζόνας ανάμεσα σε προτομή γρύπα και αλόγου.

Medium

Πηλός

Temporal Coverage

Τέλη 4ου αι. π.Χ.
Πρώιμη Ελληνιστική εποχή
Αρχές 3ου αι. π.Χ.

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Red figure pelike covered with black glaze, uneven at places. Beveled, slightly everted rim, decorated with a band of Ionian Kymation (type of decorative floral border); flaring neck, globular body, ring base and two vertical, ridged handles with elliptical cross-section. On both sides decorative panels are bordered up and down with Ionian Kymation. On one side: bust of an Amazon between the busts of a griffin and a horse facing right. The Amazon is wearing a Phrygian cap with white spots preserved on edges. On the other side: two opposing, standing youths, wearing himation; between them is visible an unresolved object with crosshatched lines. This vessel used for storing and transporting liquids had been offered in a burial.
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