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Pelike

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Object Number:MS399
Current Location: Greece Gallery
Currently On Display
Culture:Attic
Provenience: Greece
Greek Island
Manufacture Location: Attica
Period: Classical Greek Period
Date Made: 480 BC
Early Date: -480
Late Date: -480
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Ceramic
Technique:Red Figure
Iconography:Animal
Cheetah
Cat
Height: 28.5 cm
Outside Diameter:13.8 cm
Credit Line:Museum Purchase, 1896

Description

Pelike. Complete. Surface somewhat worn and pitted. Pink clay, somewhat dull black glaze with whitish surface bloom (from salts?). Panels front and back, border with net pattern at sides and tongue pattern above. A) Draped youth right, leaning on a knobby staff up which climbs a small spotted animal, perhaps a cat. B) Nude youth walking right, drapery over shoulder and carrying a hooked staff decorated near the top with a bow. The same spotted animal walks in front of him.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Ancient Greek World (08 May 1994) View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Book] Stolyarik, Yelena, and Romano, Irene B., and Romano, David G., and DeVries, Keith R., and White, Donald J. 1995. The Ancient Greek World:The Rodney S. Young Gallery.. Philadelphia. University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 30View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Article] Ashmead, Ann W. 1978. "Greek Cats: Exotic pets kept by rich youths in fifth century B.C. Athens, as portrayed on Greek vases". Expedition: The Magazine of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Vol. 20. no. 3. pg. 38-47 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: pp. 38-39, fig.1-2View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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