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Lebes gamikos

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(a) Vase. Side A: Eros seated, profile to left on a cista or altar decorated with yellow patterns. He holds a phiale in his raised right hand and rests the left on his seat. He wears a kekryphalos shoes, earrings, necklaces, a bandoleer, bracelets, and a large anklet, all in added color. In...

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Provenance

By date unknown: Thomas Gold Appleton Collection (according to Robinson, Catalogue, no. 526: purchased by him of Alessandro Castellani; from Ruvo); gift of Thomas Gold Appleton to MFA, 1876

Credit Line

Gift of Thomas Gold Appleton

Greek, South Italian, Early Hellenistic Period, about 330–320 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Apulia, Italy

Catalogue Raisonné

Vase-Painting in Italy (MFA), no. 056.

Dimensions

11.8 cm (4 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

76.61a-b

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels