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Storage jar

  • Place of origin:

    Apulia (made)

  • Date:

    ca.370s BC (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Earthenware decorated in the red-figure technique in reserve, glazed in black

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by George Salting, Esq.

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Pelike or red earthenware, on one side a bridal scene representing two lovers on a couch and with an attendant. There is a maid on each side of them and Eros flying above. On the other side is a toilet scene with a lady seated on a stool looking into a mirror with two attendants. One a man holding a wreath above her head the other a dancing maid. Below the handles are palmette motives and also around the neck, below there is a border of meander.

Place of Origin

Apulia (made)


ca.370s BC (made)



Materials and Techniques

Earthenware decorated in the red-figure technique in reserve, glazed in black


Height: 41.9 cm, Diameter: 7.3 cm

Object history note

Made in Apulia, a part of Southern Italy under Greek influence, about 100 years after the invention of acanthus ornament.
(1992) Examined by D.M. Bailey who attributed it to Apulia, c. 370-360 B.C. Originally thought to have been made in Campania in the 4th century B.B.

Descriptive line

Storage jar, Pelike, earthenware decorated in the red-figure technique with Dionysus and Ariadne embracing, with Eros, Italy, about 370-360 BC

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

(CerLib) Object Information File




Glaze; Technique

Subjects depicted

Figures; Mythology; Classicism; Red-figure; Deities


Earthenware; Containers; Archaeology; Myths & Legends


Ceramics Collection

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