Red-figure Pelike

Attributed to the Eucharides Painter

Terracotta Height 40 cm (15.8 in.) Attic, 490-480 BC

An erotic scene dominates the obverse of this large pelike. A mature bearded man, partially draped in a himation, is engaged in intercrural intercourse with a youth. On the reverse, a youth wearing boots and draped in a black-bordered himation plays the aulos (double-flute) and pursues a young woman in a billowing chiton.

Provenance
Formerly Münzen und Medaillen AG, Basel, 1977 (Publ.: Antiken Vasen, Sonderliste R, no. 50). Thereafter coll. Dr. Dragisa Momirovic, Germany, until 1994 (Greek Vases from the Momirovic Collection; Sotheby's, London, 7 July 1994, lot 331). Published extensively.

EXHIBITOR

Cahn

"Ancient Art"

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