Pelike Seated Eros holding phiale

Greek, South Italian
Late Classical Period
about 330–320 B.C.


Place of Manufacture: Italy, Apulia

Catalogue Raisonné

Vase-Painting in Italy (MFA), no. 117.

Dimensions

23.7 cm (9 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

76.56

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Gnathian Ware

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Eros, wearing a kekryphalos and necklace, is seated to the left on a seat covered with a red cloak, his feet resting on groundlines of white dots. He holds a phiale in his raised right hand. His skin is white, and his wings are white and red. In the field at left are a phiale and ivy leaf.
On the obverse neck are three bands of ornament: dotted egg-pattern, battlements, and a row of pendants resembling a necklace. The entire reverse is undecorated.

ITALIAN VASE PAINTING in ITALY, #117 (76.56)
Eros
about 330-320 B.C.
Eros, wearing a kekryphalos and necklace, is seated to the left on a seat covered with a red cloak, his feet resting on groundlines of white dots. He holds a yellow phiale in his raised right hand. His skin is white, and his wings are white and red. In the field at left are a yellow fillet and ivy leaf.
On the obverse neck are three bands of ornament: dotted egg-pattern, battlements, and a row of pendants resembling a necklace. The battlements are yellow, the eggs and necklace white. The entire reverse is undecorated. The stem of the foot and the broad groove below the overhanging rim are tinted with reddish wash.

Provenance

By date unknown: Thomas Gold Appleton Collection (according to Robinson, Catalogue, no. 492: purchased by him of Alessandro Castellani. From Gnatia.); gift of Thomas Gold Appleton to MFA, 1876

Credit Line

Gift of Thomas Gold Appleton