This is a red figured pelike attributed to the 'Pig Painter'.
Greek Vase: Odysseus and Eumaios the Swineherd by Unknown Artist, 470460 BC
© Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge
- 35 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £147 ( Total: £147)
- Acquired in:
- 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.
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