Collection Online
fired clay
37.7 × 33.5 × 32.9 cm
Place/s of Execution
Campania, Italy
Accession Number
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Gift of Dr Lilian Alexander, 1914
Gallery location
Not on display
Physical description
Large bell-shaped vessel with two handles under flaring rim. Pedestal foot modern. Decorated in black-glaze with red-figured scenes. Side A: Hermes and woman. Hermes wears petasos, short tunic and winged sandals. He carries his caduceus. The woman holds out a phiale in her right hand and holds a fillet in her left. Side B: Two draped women in profile to left. Under the handles on each side: palmette, volute-tendrils, drop-leaves and trumpet flowers. Below the figured scenes a band of wave-pattern. Below the rim a band of laurel.