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Vase

Vase

  • Place of origin:

    Apulia (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 440 BC (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Sisyphus Painter (painter)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Earthenware with red-figure painting

  • Credit Line:

    Transferred from the Museum of Practical Geology, Jermyn Street

  • Museum number:

    4803-1901

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Vase, Bell-krater, earthenware, painted in 'red-figure' technique by an Attic Greek artist working in Italy (the "Sisyphos Painter"): (a) A bearded man playing the double pipes while two youths dance, wearing basketwork hats. (b) Three standing youths. Below each group is a band of meander pattern, and round the upper part of the vase is a laurel wreath.

Place of Origin

Apulia (made)

Date

ca. 440 BC (made)

Artist/maker

Sisyphus Painter (painter)

Materials and Techniques

Earthenware with red-figure painting

Dimensions

Height: 31.8 cm, Width: 34.3 cm

Object history note

Found at Ruvo in Apulia, Italy.

Descriptive line

Vase, Bell-krater, earthenware with red-figure painting, found at Ruvo in Apulia, painted by Sisyphus Painter, an Attic Greek artist working in Italy, ca. 440 BC

Production Note

Found at Ruvo in Apulia, Italy. Painted by an Attic Greek artist working in Italy.

Materials

Earthenware

Techniques

Painted

Subjects depicted

Figures; Meanders (patterns); Laurel wreaths

Categories

Ceramics; Earthenware

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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