|Collection:||University Museums, University of Mississippi|
|Summary:||Woman with torch.|
|Ware:||Attic Red Figure|
|Painter:||Possibly by the school of the Achilles Painter|
|Date:||ca. 440 BC - ca. 430 BC|
H. 0.268 m.; D 0.82 m.
Good condition, chip on base.
The foot of the vase is slightly lipped, and there is no base fillet. The side of the foot is reserved. On the shoulder are five sprawling black palmettes on reserved ground. Above the main scene is a continuous meander pattern between narrow black stripes; below is a narrow reserved band.
In the main scene a woman walks to the left carrying, in her outstretched right hand, a torch. She wears a long-sleeved chiton and a himation draped over her left shoulder and arm. Her hair is done up in a knot in the back. At the right is a column. Most of the lines are indicated in black paint, except the folds of the chiton, the borders of the himation, and the horizontal lines on the torch, which are in dilute brown paint.
Bequest of Helen Tudor Robinson, 1960. Formerly in the D.M. Robinson collection, Harvard inv. 218.