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Medium
earthenware
Measurements
23.2 × 10.8 cm diameter
Place/s of Execution
Apulia, Italy
Accession Number
D17-1972
Department
Antiquities
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Felton Bequest, 1972
© Public Domain
Gallery location
The Ancient World
Level 2, NGV International
Description
Small lekythos/jar with stout body, narrow neck, strap handle and cup-shaped mouth. Decorated in black glaze and a scene in the Gnathia technique of applied colour. On the neck, vertical strokes and on the shoulder a scroll pattern above yellow pendants. The scene is framed between two fruit trees; a woman on the left with a flute, dressed in a long embroidered yellow dress, turns back to a naked Eros on the right holding a box. The wings of Eros are elaborately rendered in red, yellow and white.