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Apulian Red Figure Panathenaic Type Amphora
4th century BC
By the Ginosa Painter
On loan, Philadelphia Museum of Art
This South Italian vessel depicts offerings being made to the dead. A woman approaches, holding a wreath and a cosmetic box. The man stretches out a large offering bowl. The two converge on a small pedimented structure representing either an elaborate grave stele or some form of shrine to the heroized dead. The shield and helmet inside the door suggest that the deceased was a soldier.
H. 60.5; Dia. 25.0 cm. UM neg. S4-90903.

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