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Pottery: red-figured kylix. Interior: Within a thin red circle, a wreathed youth kneeling on right knee to right, bending forward as if to lift a discus with both arms: above this, another discus, half seen. In the field, imitation inscriptions. The feet of the figure rest on the border, separated from it by a thin black line concentric with it. Purple is used for wreath and inscription. Inner markings in light brown. The surface has been ruddled. Eye of archaic type.
- Production date
Diameter: 15.24 centimetres
Height: 7.62 centimetres
- Curator's comments
BM Cat. Vases
Style and design very similar to Ε29 and Ε31, i.e., rough imitations of Epictetos school. Found in a child's tomb, together with a black-figure lekythos, BM Vase Β535.
Attributed to Fikellura grave 32, based on evidence from Biliotti's Kamiros diary, Kamiros tomb list, British Museum register, departmental Kamiros index card. Description in Biliotti's Kamiros diary: Cylix black glaze inside red figure of a man holding a ball (1 broken). No marking of grave number visible on the object itself.
Attributions to find-spots are based on (1) Alfred Biliotti’s diary kept during excavations at Kamiros between November 1863 and June 1864, which records the contents of two votive deposits and over 300 graves; (2) entries in the Museum Register, often stipulating the find-spots of individual objects excavated by Biliotti; (3) the Kamiros tomb list, produced around the same time as his entries in the Museum Register. It lists the contents of each grave and votive deposit, along with their corresponding registration numbers; (4) the Kamiros index cards, written by Donald Bailey in the 1960’s. These mainly record the contents of graves from the Fikellura cemetery and are organised according to tomb group. All archives are kept in the Department of Greece and Rome. In addition, Reynold Higgins’ Catalogue of the Terracottas in the Department of Greek and Roman Antiquities (1954) has been checked for attributions to the Fikellura cemetery.
- On display (G20a/dc1)
- Exhibition history
1980 5 Jun- 26 Oct, London, BM, The Ancient Olympic Games
1995, Lausanne, Olympic Museum, Olympism in Antiquity
- Acquisition date
- Greek and Roman
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