Etruscan pseudo red-figure pelike with cloaked figure and palmettes - ROM2010_11485_81

ROM2010_11485_81

Etruscan pseudo red-figure pelike with cloaked figure and palmettes

Medium:Wheel-thrown earthenware, slip-painted with added paint
Geography: Probably made in Etruria, Italy; findspot unknown
Date: about 425-375 BC
Period: Etruscan Late Classical period
Dimensions:
7.5 x 6.4 cm
Object number: 923.13.55
Credit Line: Gift of the Members of the Royal Ontario Museum
On view
Gallery Location:Eaton Gallery of Rome - Bratty Exhibit of Etruria
DescriptionThis type of decoration was made in imitation of the popular red-figure pottery made in Greece and South Italy. It is called pseudo red-figure because it was not created in the same way as actual red-figure pottery, where the red figures are left unpainted by a black slip and therefore show the background colouring of the clay. Here the whole red clay vase was painted in black gloss, then the red figure-decoration was added on top with coloured paint.
Collection:
Greek World
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