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Bail Amphora

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Object Number:L-64-219
Current Location: On Loan
Culture:Campanian
South Italian
Provenience: Italy
Apulia
Manufacture Location: Campania
Maker: VPH Painter
Date Made: 399-300 BC
Early Date: -399
Late Date: -300
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Ceramic
Technique:Red Figure
Iconography:Female Head
Nude Youth
Warfare
Armor
Height: 31.6 cm
Outside Diameter:11.3 cm
Other Number:99-140 - Philadelphia Museum of Art Number

Description

A) Naked youth with spear leaning on shield. Youth is in three-quarter view, stance toward right but head facing back to left, left foot forward. Spear is set on ground; he holds it vertically with his left hand. Right forearm and elbow rest on top of shield which is also in three-quarter view. B) Naked youth in three-quarter view facing left. Left leg straight but right leg bent, right foot behind left foot. Spear set on ground; he holds it vertically with left hand. Right forearm at right angles to body, pointing forward. Beneath handles on either side is a large palmette. On shoulder is a wave pattern. On neck, A and B, is a profile female head facing left. Intact. No added colors employed.

Bibliography:

[Book] Trendall, Arthur D. 1970. The Red-figured Vases of Lucania, Campania and Sicily. Supplement.. London. Institute of Archaeology, University College London. Type Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: pl. 114, 7View Objects related to this Type Citation
[Book] Trendall, Arthur D. 1967. The Red-Figured Vases of Lucania, Campania and Sicily.. Oxford. Clarendon Press. Vol. 1. Type Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 280, no. 376View Objects related to this Type Citation

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