Knob-Handled Patera (Bowl) (Primary Title)
“And when Perseus cut off [Medusa’s] head, there sprang forth great Chrysaor and the horse Pegasus. …Now Pegasus flew away and left the earth, the mother of flocks, and came to the deathless gods: and he dwells in the house of Zeus and brings to wise Zeus the thunder and lightning.” – Hesiod, Theogony
This type of knob-handled bowl is depicted in a scene of ritual hand-washing on a vase in Italy.
“Bestial Angels,” William King Museum of Art (Abingdon, VA): 1 December 1995-14 January 1996.
“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.
Mayo, Margaret Ellen., Arthur Dale Trendall, Margot Schmidt, and Joseph Veach Noble. The Art of South Italy: Vases from Magna Graecia. Richmond, VA: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 1982. (cat. no. 80, 190-191)
Sotheby Parke-Bernet, Inc. Antiquities, auction catalogue. New York, 22 May 1981, sale 4621Y, lot #140.
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