Red Figure Alabastron


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Artifact Identification Red Figure Alabastron   (1925.04.0004)
  1. Personal Artifacts
  2. :
  3. Toilet Articles
  4. :
  5. Hygiene Artifacts
Artist/Maker Attributed as close style to the Gioia del Colle Painter
Geographic Location
Period/Date Hellenistic, 350 – 300 BCE
Culture South Italian Greek, Apulian

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Height) 22.3 cm
Dimension 2 (Diameter) 6.4 cm
Dimension 3 (Diameter) 6.2 cm
Weight 245 g
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

Research Remarks

Published Description

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.

Description N/A

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.

Artifact History

Archaeological Data N/A
Credit Line/Dedication Classical Museum Purchase
Reproduction no
Reproduction Information N/A

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