cite as: https://uremuseum.org/record/49.1.2
|A slim alabastron with a small mouth and a projecting rim, an offset neck, lugs on either side of the body near the neck, and a raised three-stepped foot that is slightly concave on the underside.
|The vessel is covered in black except for decorative bands at the lower part of the neck (red with black vertical lines) and the shoulder (egg-and-dot), the figural scene in the body zone, a frieze (stopt maeanders alternating with cross squares) below the figural zone, narrow bands at the join of body and foot as well as on each step of the foot, and the underside. The scene depicts a nude youth standing in a relaxed pose, 3/4-view to the right. He holds drapery, bunched up, under his left arm, and seems to converse with a drapped woman seated to the left on an undulating rock. She holds a mirror in her right hand. Both are diademed. A small, winged Eros flutters above them, and he has crowned the youth. A single branch emerges from behind the rock. Next comes an older Eros (depicted as an adolescent) seated near profile to the left (the seat is no longer visible), holding an opened box (the type that was used to house alabastra such as that which he decorates, according to Trendall and Cambitoglou 2.605). In the upper left field there is a rectangular motif with a short, black, vertical band on it (perhaps a window), and in the upper right field (behind Eros) a four-part rosette (rodakas) next to a strigil. Below, there is more vegetation. Relief dots detail xxx and added white has been used for xxx.
|Intact, with only slight chips on the base. The design remains very clear and the glaze is shiny and complete. Only the white paint has suffered a little. There are deposits inside the rim.
|Alabastra Group (perhaps Gioia del Colle Painter; Suckling Painter; Salting Painter)
|Trendall and Cambitoglou, RVAP 2.605.1, class this work close to that of the Gioia del Colle Painter; Schauenburg noted that it is closely related to the work of the Suckling Painter and the Salting Painter
|K. Schauenburg, 'Unteritalische Alabstra,' JdI 87 (1972) 271, figs. 18-20; RFVA 21/1
|Mouth 1.7; rim 7.4; base 6.3
|Georgia; Amy; Kinsey; Teifi; Joana Varela
|06.06.2003; 18.10.2003; 06.01.2006; 01.08.2006; 18.04.2017