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Pelike, E48.220

Physical Description

Pelike. Low foot, wide belly, narrowing at neck and then flaring out to rim. Two vertical handles run from base of neck to just above mid belly. A figure on each side depicting Boreas, the god of the North Wind, chasing Oreithyia, an Athenian princess he abducted from the Acropolis.


Handbook to the Greek Vases in the Otago Museum; Mr J K Anderson


Purchased from auction of A.B. Cook collection


Attributed to: Polygnotos


Height: 222.25mm

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