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1910 (the spelunker thinks)
Salting Collection, Bequethed by George Salting Esq.
ca.370s BC (made)
Pelike, earthenware decorated in the red-figure technique with Dionysus and Ariadne embracing, with Eros, Italy, about 370-360 BC
Height: 41.9 cm, Diameter: 7.3 cm
Made in Apulia, a part of Southern Italy under Greek influence, about 100 years after the invention of acanthus ornament.
Earthenware decorated in the red-figure technique in reserve, glazed in black museum_number
Pelike or red earthenware, on one side a bridal scene representing two lovers on a couch and with an attendant. There is a maid on each side of them and Eros flying above. On the other side is a toilet scene with a lady seated on a stool looking into a mirror with two attendants. One a man holding a wreath above her head the other a dancing maid. Below the handles are palmette motives and also around the neck, below there is a border of meander.