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Dinos Painter


Red-Figured Pelike

Creation Date

ca. 425 BCE - 420 BCE


5th century BCE


14 13/16 in. x 11 7/16 in. (37.7 cm. x 29.1 cm.)

Object Type


Creation Place

Europe, Greece

Medium and Support


Credit Line

Gift of the Misses Harriet Sarah and Mary Sophia Walker


Public Domain

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Object Description

Per Jim Higginbotham 10/19/2010:
Side A: Mounted youth approaching a woman, older man, and another youth (his Family?)
Side B: Youth flanked by woman and older man (parents?)

The depictions on both sides correspond to farewell or departure scenes. The youth on both sides (mounted & wearing the hat or petasos) is the character leaving. The rest are probable members of his family. This type of scene is common on funerary gifts such as this pelike.

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