Gnathia Pelike, Container


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Artifact Identification Gnathia Pelike, Container   (1922.01.0053)
  1. Materials T&E
  2. :
  3. Food Processing & Preparation T&E
  4. :
  5. Food Storage Equipment
Artist/Maker Attributed to the Dunedin Group
Geographic Location
Period/Date Hellenistic, 320 BCE
Culture South Italian Greek
Location On Exhibitin the Ancient Mediterranean exhibit

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Height) 25.0 cm
Dimension 2 (Diameter) 13.5 cm
Dimension 3 (Diameter) 10.8 cm
Weight 767 g
Measuring Remarks D2 is the body diameter. D3 is the rim diameter. The base diameter is 9.5 cm.
Materials Ceramic--Terracotta, Pigment--Glaze
Manufacturing Processes Throwing, Firing, Glazing
Munsell Color Information Black (N 2.75/) -ns Moderate Yellowish Pink (5 YR 7/4) -ns

Research Remarks

Published Description

APULIAN GNATHIA PELIKE Shape and Ornament: Round body with flaring mouth and elongated neck with ridge, strap handles. Foot in two degrees. Above main frieze, from top to bottom, an egg-and-dot band with incised outlines and centers, stylized bean and reel pattern, bordered above and separated by double incised lines. Below the woman's head are a double incised line, an egg-and-dot band with incised outlines and centers, and dots. Reserved areas on the top, edge, and underside of foot. Subject: A, On the body, head of a winged female seen in profile to left, rising from florals composed of long spirals and short hooks. B, Rosette between two vertical sprays with double incised stems and petals. Most of the foot thinly glazed with concentric rings. Accessory colors: White: A, woman's flesh, wing details, florals, and egg-and-dot band centers. B, half of petals. Yellow: A, woman's hair, facial features, florals, bead and reel. B, rosette and half of petals. Attributed to the Dunedin Group by J. R. Green (in a letter dated 8/14/79). About 320 B.C. -- Wisseman, Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, Plate 59, 3.

Description N/A

Bonn Museum 1204 (Green, Gnathia Pottery in the Akademisches Kunstmuseum, 1984. P. 8, no. II, pl. 13; Green, "Som Painters of Gnathian Vases," BICS 15 [1968], p. 43, pl. 86).


Wisseman, Sarah U. Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum. Philipp von Zabern: Mainz, 1989. Page 47, Plate 59, 3. Also see unpublished student paper by Jin, Frohling, and Yang, 2012P.0074.

Artifact History

Archaeological Data N/A
Credit Line/Dedication University of Marburg Archaeological Seminar Collection, Dedicated in Memory of Leona W. Carlson.
Reproduction no
Reproduction Information N/A

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