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Pelike Seated Eros holding phiale

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Eros, wearing a kekryphalos and necklace, is seated to the left on a seat covered with a red cloak, his feet resting on groundlines of white dots. He holds a phiale in his raised right hand. His skin is white, and his wings are white and red. In the field at left are a phiale and ivy leaf. On...

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By date unknown: Thomas Gold Appleton Collection (according to Robinson, Catalogue, no. 492: purchased by him of Alessandro Castellani. From Gnatia.); gift of Thomas Gold Appleton to MFA, 1876

Credit Line

Gift of Thomas Gold Appleton

Greek, South Italian, Late Classical Period, about 330–320 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Apulia, Italy

Catalogue Raisonné

Vase-Painting in Italy (MFA), no. 117.


23.7 cm (9 5/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Gnathian Ware


The Ancient World