Greek Vase: Odysseus and Eumaios the Swineherd by Unknown Artist

This is a red figured pelike attributed to the 'Pig Painter'.

Details

Medium:
Pottery
Dimensions:
35 cm
Art Fund grant:
£147 ( Total: £147)
Acquired in:
1917
Vendor:
Deepdene Sale

The pelike was an ancient form of vessel, used as a storage jar. During the 5th century BC Attic Red-figure pottery such as this vase was the most important fine ware in the Mediterranean region, where it was widely distributed. Attic Red-figure is regarded by many scholars as the highest achievement of Greek vase painting.

Venue details

Fitzwilliam Museum Trumpington Street, CAMBRIDGE Cambridgeshire CB2 1RB 01223 332900 www.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk

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