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Red-figure pelike

Red-figure pelike

Culture: Greek, Athenian
Date: c. 460 BCE
Medium: Ceramic
Dimensions:
9 1/2 x 7 5/16 x 7 5/16 inches (24.1 x 18.5 x 18.5 cm)
Classification: Decorative Art
Credit Line: The Duke Classical Collection
Label Text:The pelike is a variation on the amphora, the vessel used to mix water and wine. The three cloaked figures on each side include a woman. The man's walking stick is a mark of status, and the woman may be a courtesan encountering patrons.
Object number: DCC1967.1
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