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Pottery: red-figured kylix.
Interior: Within a circle composed of sets of three to six maeanders separated by chequered squares, an hetaira (?) and a youth. The woman (in a sleeveless undergirt chiton with apoptygma, hair looped up with a fillet wound thrice round) lays her left on the back of the boy and with her right seems to be placing a flower (?) in his hair; he stands en face, but turns to look at her; he is wreathed, and wears an himation covering his left arm. Both figures stand on a line which cuts off an exergue left red. The wreath is of unusual form, consisting of a fillet set round with vertical pieces.
Exterior: (a) Conversation scene. Two groups of draped ephebi and women confronted; on left an ephebos holding in his left a chelys; next a woman in a Doric chiton schistos to front, looking at him, holding a phiale and oinochoe. On right an ephebos holding out a purse towards a woman in an Ionic chiton and himation, who is about to take it with her left and offers him with her right a phiale. Each of the women has her hair looped up at the back with a band, which also passes round the head. The ephebi wear headdresses like the one in the interior scene.
(b) Similar scene. In this case an ephebos, nearly nude, a mantle over his left arm, stands to front between two women (dressed like the right hand one in a), one of whom holds up a chelys, the other offers him a phiale, which she has filled from an oinochoe in her left. On the right an ephebos in an himation, his back turned, but looking towards the group on left. The ephebi wear the same headdress as in a.
Surface injured by fire, which has blistered the glaze and burnt the clay to a dull grey: in one fragment only is any of the original colour preserved. The lip is slightly off-set in interior, and around the base of the stem is a moulding. Late stage of strong style. Purple is used only for headdresses. Inner markings in light brown; eye of profile type, undeveloped (i.e. disk subtending angle of eyelid). Beneath and beside each handle, a triple palmette springing from a palmette half seen.
- Production date
- 430BC (circa)
Diameter: 24.13 centimetres
Height: 10.16 centimetres
- Not on display
- Much broken, but little missing.
- Acquisition date
- Greek and Roman
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