330–310 BC
Greek (South Italian, Paestan)
South Italy
Overall: 16 × 15 5/8 in. (40.64 × 39.69 cm)
In Greek and Roman religion, offerings were made to the gods prior to most undertakings. Here a warrior prepares to depart for war while a woman pours out a libration (liquid offering). The woman’s headdress and the feathers on the warrior’s helmet are native Italic attire, not Greek, which suggests that the vase was made for the native market.
Arthur and Margaret Glasgow Fund
“The Art of South Italy: Vases from Magna Graecia,” Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (Richmond, VA): 12 May-8 August 1982; Philbrook Art Center (Tulsa, OK): 20 November 1982-9 January 1983; The Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, MI): 7 February-10 April 1983.
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