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Youth in red cloak

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Maiden carrying duck, from the waist up

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Side A (handle left)

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Side B-B: handle front

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Side A: oblique view from right

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Grave stele, upper portion, and duck head on left

Collection: Johns Hopkins University Museum, Baltimore
Summary: Grave stele flanked by girl and young man
Ware: Attic Red Figure, White Ground
Painter: Attributed to the Group of the Bird Painter
Date: ca. 440 BC - 420 BC

H. 0.287 m., D. mouth 0.058 m., D. foot 0.052 m.

Primary Citation: Williams 1984, no. 118
Shape: Lekythos
Period: High Classical

Decoration Description:

Color of figure scene and ornament fired red. A maiden, seen in right profile, carries a duck in her extended hands and approaches a grave stele on stepped base. On the other side of the stele is a youth in left profile with his right arm extended. He is draped in a red cloak.

The upper surface of the lip is reserved. On the shoulder beneath a single line is a palmette scheme of three five-petal palmettes entwined in volutes. The central palmette is inverted; the other two are turned toward the handle. The upper border of the picture consists of a meander grouped in threes, alternately leftward and rightward, separated by saltire squares. Two lines run above and beneath. There is a single line under picture.


RW No. 118

Collection History:

Gift of Blanche Adler, purchased in 1926 from Joseph Brummer.

Sources Used:

Williams 1984, 182-3, no. 118