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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.

References

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

Provenance

Purchased from auction of A.B. Cook collection

Maker

Attributed to: Polygnotos

Measurements

Height: 222.25mm

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