Pitsa Plaque

Title

Pitsa Plaque

Description

The plaque is wooden with a scene painted on the surface. The wood is covered with stucco and the image painted on top with several colors. The painting depicts a procession moving to the right toward an altar for a sacrifice. There are six fully visible people with one partially visible person at the end of the procession. Of the visible people, three are women and three are boys. The leading woman is pouring a libation from a jug while the other two women follow behind. The women are dressed in chiton and peplos, and their clothes are painted red and blue. Two of the boys are musicians, one playing the flute and the other playing the lyre. The third boy is leading a sheep to the altar to be sacrificed. The inscription makes it clear this is a votive offering.
[ἀν]έθεκε ταῖς νύμφαις εὐθυδικα εὐκολις κορίνθιος (transcription) Euthydika, Eukolis, a Corinthian dedicated to the nymphs (translation)

Creator

[unknown]

Source

http://www.namuseum.gr/collections/vases/archaic/archaic13-en.html

Date

540-530 BCE

Contributor

Amanda McVey, Tina Salowey (photo)

Rights

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Format

mineral pigment
painting (image-making)

Language

Ancient Greek

Identifier

pitsa_plaque

Coverage

Sikión, Corinth, Peloponnese, Greece
Athens, Periféreia Protevoúsis, Greece

Citation

[unknown], “Pitsa Plaque,” Hollins University Library Digital Exhibits, accessed November 17, 2019, http://digitalexhibits.hollins.edu/items/show/60.

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