Red Figure Pelike, Container


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Basic Information

Artifact Identification Red Figure Pelike, Container   (1977.01.1684)
  1. Materials T&E
  2. :
  3. Food Processing & Preparation T&E
  4. :
  5. Food Storage Equipment
Artist/Maker Attributed tentatively to the Painter of Louvre G 539
Geographic Location
Period/Date Classical Period, 425 – 400 BCE
Culture Greek, Attic
Location On Exhibitin the Ancient Mediterranean exhibit

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Height) 20.3 cm
Dimension 2 (Width) 16.5 cm
Dimension 3 (Diameter) 11.2 cm
Weight 848 g
Measuring Remarks D1 is the height . D2 is the width of the body. D3 is the diameter of the base. The lip diameter is 11.6 cm.
Materials Ceramic--Terracotta, Pigment--Glaze
Manufacturing Processes Throwing, Firing, Glazing
Munsell Color Information Black (N 2.75/) -ns Light Yellowish Pink ( 5 YR 8/4) -ns

Research Remarks

Published Description

ATTIC RED-FIGURE PELIKE Shape and Ornament: Torus mouth, disk foot with upper edge grooved. Interior glazed to upper body. Both scenes bordered above and below with a band of egg-and-dot. Subject: A, torch race. A nude male runner passes a torch to another runner on the right. The second runner is poised ready to run, his head turned back and his right arm outstretched to receive the torch. B, youth wrapped in a long himation, facing right with an aryballos and strigil hanging from his outstretched hand. Relief contour throughout. Ex Avery Brundage Collection. Attributed tentatively to the Painter of Louvre G 539 by Dietrich von Bothmer (in a letter dated 1/3/78). Late fifth century B. C.-- Wisseman, Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, Plate 24, 1-2.

Description N/A

Berkeley 8/3348 (Beazley, Attic Red-figure Vase-painters, 1963. P. 1341, no. 2; Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum Berkeley 1 [USA 5], p. 46, pl. 44:2). Louvre G 539 (Beazley, Attic Red-figure Vase-painters, 1963. P. 1342, no. 3; Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum Louvre 12 [France 19] o. 33, pl. 47:2-3,6)


Heritage: Friends of the World Heritage Museum. November, 1991. Photo, p. 8. "From Admirers the World Around Gifts to Brundage Enrich Museum,"Illinois Alumni News, September, 1977. Photo. Neils, Jenifer. Goddess and Polis: The Panathenaic Festival in Ancient Athens. Princeton University Press: Princeton, 1992. Pp. 96, 177. Wisseman, Sarah U. Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum. Philipp von Zabern: Mainz, 1989. Page 18-19, Plate 24, 1-2.

Artifact History

Archaeological Data N/A
Credit Line/Dedication Avery Brundage Collection
Reproduction no
Reproduction Information N/A

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