Pelike

Description
This shape of jar, also called ‘amphorae’, are shown in pictures from ancient Greece being used to store liquids. On one side is the god Eros placing a crown on a woman. On the other are two ‘mantle’ figures, one placing a wreath on an altar.
Accession Loan No.
45/1931/1
Collection Class
Foreign archaeology
Common Name
pelike
Simple Name
vessel
Full Name
storage jar; pelike
Dimensions
whole height 320 mm; rim diameter 173 mm; whole diameter 220 mm; footring/base diameter 135 mm
Production Person Surname
Schlaepfer Painter (Trendall and Cambitoglou)
Cultural Group
Greek
Period Classification
Classical - 500-336 BC
Production Date
-325
Production Country
Italy
Family Group

Material
pottery; terracotta; Red figure ware
Function Name
storage
Collector / Excavator
Earl of Perth
Collection Continent
Europe

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