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Object Number: L-637-1A
Current Location: Greece Gallery
Currently On Display
Provenience: Italy
Manufacture Location: Attica
Maker: Penthesilea Painter
Period: Classical Greek Period
Date Made: c. 470 BC
Early Date: -520
Late Date: -420
Technique:Red Figure
Height: 12.5cm
Length: 45.7cm
Credit Line:On loan by the American Philosophical Society, Gift of Joseph Bonaparte, 1836
Other Number11054 - ANSP Number


Shape: Beazley, ARV, Cup, Type B. The upper stem, the cup and the handles, L-637-1a, are essentially complete, restored from many fragment; a few missing minor bits have been restored in plaster. The lower stem and foot, L-637-1b, now attached to the kylix, do not belong to it. The bevelled edge of the foot is reserved and is inscribed in dipinto:(see card) The exterior of the foot is otherwise fully glazed, its underside entirely reserved. The upper portion is fully glazed except for the red-figure scenes, two narrow bands below the exterior scenes, the interior surface of the handles, the wall between the band around the top of the interior shich are reserved Interior: tondo encircled by band "consisting of sets of seven, eight, twelve, and seven maeanders, separated form each other by 'red cross squares'". At left, part of an altar. To the right of it a youth nude except for a himation draped over his left shoulder and grasped in his right hand is pursuing toward the right a girl dressed in an Ionic chiton and himation. Exterior A&B, essentially identical scene on each, evidently one of departure of young horseman, flanked by tow men and boys. At right on each side a "shield, with the end of a sword visible beneath."

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Ancient Greek World (08 May 1994)View Objects in Exhibition
Classical Gallery: Greece (1975 - 1989)View Objects in Exhibition


[Book] Smith, Murphy D. 1992. Due Reverence: Antiques in the Possession of the American Philosophical Society. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 48View Objects cited in this Publication
[Book] Beazley, John D. 1963. Attic Red-figure Vase-painters.View Objects cited in this Publication
[Article] Dinsmoor, William B. 1943. "Early American Studies of Mediterranean Archaeology". Transactions. 87 (1): 70-104.View Objects cited in this Publication
[Article] Swindler, Mary H. 1909. "Another Vase by the Master of the Penthesilea Cylix". AJA. 13: pp. 142-150, figs. 1-7. : Page/Fig./Plate: figs. 1-7View Objects cited in this Publication
[Electronic] 1997. The Perseus Project.View Objects cited in this Publication

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