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Lucanian Pottery red-figure pelike attributed to the Creusa Painter, Circa 390 B.C

Conservation:  Surface misfired; rim repaired and restored
Material:  Pottery
Dimensions:  34 x 23 cm
Provenance:  Ex Professor Peter Connor Collection, Melbourne, Australia, acquired in 1979 / Bonhams London, “The Geddes Collection” (Lot No. 13), 2008 / This piece is accompanied by an export certificate from the Spanish Ministry of Culture No. 2020/01019 with date 14/02/2020 and certificate of authenticity.
Documents:  Thermoluminiscence test (TL)
Exhibited:  On loan to the Museum of Mediterranean Antiquities, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia, 2005 – 2008 / Ifergan Collection, Málaga (2018-2020)
Published:  TRENDALL, A.D. The Red-Figured Vases of Lucania, Campania and Sicily. Oxford: Oxford Monographs on Classical Archaeology, 1967, pp. 88-93; pl. 45.


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Showing on A side, a central figure of a youth, seated on a rock with drapery about his lower body, a petasos behind his head, holding a spear in his right hand, flanked by two standing nude youths both wearing boots, one to the left with a chlamys pinned at the neck and a petasos behind his head, holding a spear in his left hand, a shield in his right, the other holding a pilos helmet in his right hand, a spear in his left, side (b) showing three youths draped in himatia, the central figure holding a staff in his left hand and an incense burner in his right, making an offering to a funerary stele in front of him, a band of meander and saltire squares along the baseline, a band of laurel around the neck between the handles.

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