- Style and culture of the region of Attica. For culture particular to the capital of Attica, Athens, use "Athenian."
- Ancient Greek pear-shaped storage vessels with a broad mouth forming a continuous curve with the body; introduced into Attic black-figure pottery at the end of the 6th century BCE, though painted primarily in the red-figure technique. They were principally used for storage of liquids although they were suitable for other commodities. From ca. 450 BCE, pelikai were also used as a container for the ashes of the dead. The shape is related to that of amphora type C.
- Refers to a style of Greek vase painting that developed from the Black-figure style. It appeared in Athens around 530 BCE and spread to other areas of Greece, southern Italy, Etruria, and elsewhere in the Mediterranean area, until it disappeared in the third century BCE. The style is characterized by a particular technique, which involves the use of refined slip and a two-phase firing process to create a black ground through sintering, with figures reserved in red. The details of the figures are more fluid than in the Black-figure style, and are typically drawn with a brush, using both a defined, black relief line and a more dilute line that varies in color from dark gold to black.
Satyrs and Maenads
- Maenads are human female followers of Dionysus (sometimes called Nymphai) - Note added June 2010 by M. Weldon.
- Limited to fragments of pottery or glass.
- Refers to two-dimensional decoration applied to pottery by using paint made of metallic oxides or other pigments held in suspension in slip or another medium. The term is particularly used to refer to Ancient Greek red- and black-figure works. See also "porcelain paintings (visual works)."
Click an image to view a larger version
Owner Name: Joseph Clark Hoppin
Place: Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, US
Acquisition Method: Purchased from Edward Perry Warren
Disposal Method: Donated to Bryn Mawr College
Ownership Start Date: 1901
Ownership End Date: 1901
Owner Name: Edward Perry Warren
Role: Buyer, Collector, Seller
Place: Lewes House, England
Acquisition Method: Purchased from Professor Athanasios Rhousopolos of Athens
Disposal Method: Sold to Joseph Clark Hoppin
Ownership Start Date: 1901 or before
Ownership End Date: 1901
Owner Name: Professor Athanasios Rhousopolos
Acquisition Method: unknown
Disposal Method: Sold to Edward Perry Warren
Ownership Start Date: unknown
Ownership End Date: unknown
If you would like to cite this object in a Wikipedia article please use the following template:
<ref name=BMC>cite web |url=http://triarte.brynmawr.edu/objects-1/info/157655 |title=Attic Red-Figure Pelike (Storage Vessel) Fragment |author=Bryn Mawr College Library Special Collections |accessdate=9/28/2021 |publisher=Bryn Mawr College</ref>
Showing 1 of 1
Your current search criteria is: Object is "Attic Red-Figure Pelike (Storage Vessel) Fragment".