Red Figure Epichysis


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Artifact Identification Red Figure Epichysis   (1922.01.0061)
  1. Materials T&E
  2. :
  3. Food Service T&E
  4. :
  5. Serving Vessels
Artist/Maker Attributed to the Menzies Group
Geographic Location
Period/Date Classical, 330 – 320 BCE
Culture South Italian Greek, Apulian

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Height) 18.3 cm
Dimension 2 (Diameter) 10.5 cm
Dimension 3 (Diameter) 9.5 cm
Weight 245 g
Measuring Remarks D2 is the widest body diameter. D3 is the base diameter.
Materials Ceramic--Terracotta, Pigment--Glaze
Manufacturing Processes Throwing, Firing, Glazing, Handbuilding
Munsell Color Information Black (N 2.75/) -ns Moderate Yellowish Pink ( 5 YR 7/4) -ns

Research Remarks

Published Description

APULIAN RED-FIGURE EPICHYSIS Shape and Ornament: Interior of spout glazed. Body 'bobbin-shaped' (RVAp II, p. 836). Two plastic animal(?) heads where handle meets spout. Ivy leaves with an incised vine on middle body. Subject: On shoulder, Eros sitting to left holding a phiale in his right hand. Mirror in field to the left. Behind the Eros, volutes and half-palmettes, ending in a full palmette at base of handle. Relief contour throughout. Accessory Colors: White: egg-and-dot frieze, ivy leaves. Shoulder: Eros' left leg amulets, torso jewelry, left wing, phiale, and mirror. Yellow: Eros' arm bracelets, right wing, phiale, and mirror. Attributed to the Menzies Group of the Patera-Ganymede Workshop by A. D. Trendall (in a letter dated 8/3/79). About 330-320 B.C. -- Wisseman, Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, Plate 50, 2-3.

Description N/A

J. Paul Getty Museum 78. AE. 350 (Mayo and Hamma, Art of South Italy: Vases from Magna Graecia, 1982. Pp. 159-160, no. 65). A similar Eros appears on another epichysis once on the Los Angeles Market (Trendall and Cambitoglou, The Red-Figured Vases of Apulia. Vol. II. , 1982. P. 842, no. 26/355, pl. 315:8)


Bohen, B. et al, From Alexander to Augustus. University of Illinois: Champaign, 1983. Trendall, A. D. and Alexander Cambitoglou, The Red-Figured Vases of Apulia. Vol. II. Clarendon Press: Oxford, 1982. Wisseman, Sarah U. Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum. Philipp von Zabern: Mainz, 1989. Page 39, Plate 50, 2-3.

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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