12 June 2000
AN ITALO-CORINTHIAN POLYCHROME OLPE
attributed to the pescia romana painter
circa 600-580 b.c.
The body with two bands of animals and monsters all moving to the right, the lower register with a winged horse and two steinbocks alternating with two winged panthers with their heads turned frontal, the upper register with a winged horse, a steinbock, a winged lion and a lion, a palmette below the triple-reeded handle, with tongues on the shoulders and dotted rosettes on the neck and on the upper surface of the rim in front of the handle, X's with dots in each zone on the rotellae
15¼ in. (38.73 cm) high
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For a recent study of this painter see Martelli, "The Pescia Romana Painter: A Bilingual Vase Painter" in Corinthiaca, Studies in Honor of Darrell A. Amyx.
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