Red Figure Plate


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Artifact Identification Red Figure Plate   (1922.01.0059)
  1. Materials T&E
  2. :
  3. Food Service T&E
  4. :
  5. Eating Vessels
Artist/Maker None
Geographic Location
Period/Date Hellenistic, 320– 310 BCE
Culture South Italian Greek, Apulian

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Diameter) 23.8 cm
Dimension 2 (Diameter) 7.1 cm
Dimension 3 (Height) 5.7 cm
Weight 534 g
Measuring Remarks D1 is the body diameter. D2 is the foot diameter.
Materials Ceramic--Terracotta, Pigment--Glaze
Manufacturing Processes Throwing, Firing, Glazing, Painting
Munsell Color Information (10 R 4/6) -ns Moderate Reddish Brown ( N 2.5) -ns

Research Remarks

Published Description

APULIAN RED-FIGURE PLATE Shape and Ornament: Convex body, slightly offset rim, disk foot. Interior rim reserved with vertical lines. On the exterior, rim reserved and covered with a red wash, band above foot reserved. SUBJECT: On the interior, a woman's head in profile to left. She wears a necklace, a stephane, and a sakkos. A tympanum (?) in front of her face, a floral behind her neck. Around the head, a wave pattern, a band, and a lotus wreath. Accessory Colors: White: lotus buds. Yellow: sakkos, stephane, necklace, and tympanum. Attributed to the Kantharos Group of the White Saccos Workshop by A. D. Trendall (in a letter dated 8/3/79). About 320-310 B.C. -- Wisseman, Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, Plate 52,3; 55,3.

Description N/A

Spurlock Museum 1922.01.0063 For similar female heads of the same workshop, see the following: Frankfort VFB 653 and Frankfort 654 (Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum Frankfort 3 [Deutschland 50], pp. 19– 20, pl. 21:5– 6). Bellinzona, Lombardi coll. 151 (Trendall and Cambitoglou, The Red-figure Vases of Apulia, vol. II., 1982. P. 1001, no. 547, pl. 389:3) Three plates- one in Locarno, Rossi coll. 80 (Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum Ostschweiz Ticino [schweiz] 5, p. 66, pl. 52:3– 4; Trendall and Cambitoglou, The Red-figure Vases of Apulia, vol. II., 1982. P. 999, no. 493)


Trendall, A. D. and A. Cambitoglou, The Red-figure Vases of Apulia, vol. II. Clarendon Press: Oxford, 1982. Page 999, no. 5112. Wisseman, Sarah U. Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum. Philipp von Zabern: Mainz, 1989. Page 41, Plate 52,3; 55,3.

Artifact History

Archaeological Data N/A
Credit Line/Dedication University of Marburg Archaeological Seminar Collection
Reproduction No
Reproduction Information N/A

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