Red Figure Alabastron
|Artifact Identification||Red Figure Alabastron (1925.04.0004)|
|Artist/Maker||Attributed as close style to the Gioia del Colle Painter|
|Period/Date||Hellenistic, 350 – 300 BCE|
|Culture||South Italian Greek, Apulian|
|Dimension 1 (Height)||22.3 cm|
|Dimension 2 (Diameter)||6.4 cm|
|Dimension 3 (Diameter)||6.2 cm|
|Measuring Remarks||D2 is the rim diameter. D3 is the body diameter. The base diameter is 5.2.|
|Materials||Ceramic--Terra Cotta, Pigment--Glaze|
|Manufacturing Processes||Throwing, Firing, Glazing,|
|Munsell Color Information||Black (N 2.75/) -ns Moderate Yellowish Pink ( 5 YR 6.5/4) -ns|
Flaring mouth and flaring foot. Lug handles. Shoulder reserved with egg-and-dot band. Subject: A, Female head seen in profile, facing left, ring from complex floral design of curling tendrils, dotted sprays, and flowers. She wears a kekryphalos with stephane, and a necklace and bracelets. B, Nude youth stands to left, bearing wreath in his left hand and a baton(?) in his right. He wears a decorative shain across his chest and right shoulder, and ankle and thigh bracelets.
For similar shape and decoration (side B) see the alabastron in the Indiana Art Museum 72.74.3 (Mayo, pp. 143-144, no. 55).
1989. S. U. Wisseman. CVA, p. 40, PL. 50,4-5. RVAp II, p. 460, no 16a. From Alexander to Augustus . Bohen, B. et al, University of Illinois, 1983. 1983P.0028.
|Credit Line/Dedication||Classical Museum Purchase|