Collection Online
Pelike (Apulian red-figure ware)
31.4 × 25.3 cm diameter
Place/s of Execution
Apulia, Italy
inscribed on Side A figured scene in Greek script: TELAMON and ANDROMACHE
Accession Number
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Felton Bequest, 1966
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of Digitisation Champion Ms Carol Grigor through Metal Manufactures Limited
Gallery location
The Ancient World
Level 2, NGV International
Physical description
Two-handled, stout-bodied jar with a short neck and wide mouth. Decorated in red-figure on black-glaze. Side A: an Amazonomachy scene, with a naked Telamon on the left attacking Andromache on her horse, with a fleeing Amazon to the right. Side B: three draped men, the centre one bearded, the others youthful. On the neck is a band of diagonal palmettes, carefully executed. Below the scenes is a band of meander and saltire crosses.