Pelike

Italic, Etruscan
Classical Period
375–350 B.C.


Catalogue Raisonné

Vase-Painting in Italy (MFA), no. 160.

Dimensions

10 cm (3 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.86

Medium or Technique

Ceramic

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

On each side a draped figure standing to left. Linear decorations above and below, with scrolls on each side of the handles. Intact.
Very small.

ITALIAN VASE PAINTING in ITALY, #160 (13.86)
Pelike
Probably Faliscan
Attributed to the Sokra Group (Pianu)
375-350 B.C.
The decoration is in added red, and details of the figure are rendered with incision.
On either side is a draped woman standing to the left, her hair pulled back and tied. On each side, the upper frame is aband of crude, linear tongues set within a rectangular panel. The circling groundline consist of two red stripes. Scrolling tendrils flank each handle.
Beazley associated this pelike with the Phantom Group, but, as mentioned in the entry for cat. no. 159, Pianu restricts the group to the unincised oinochoai of
shape 7.
Compare Pianu, Sovradipinte, pl. 16, no. 21.

Provenance

From Chiusi (according to Vase-Painting in Italy, p. 239); 1877: loaned to MFA by William Sturgis Bigelow; gift of William Sturgis Bigelow to MFA, January 2, 1913

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection