Tondo: potter at work, upper half

Tondo: potter at work

Overview: handles to sides

Overview: handles to sides

Overview: handles front and rear

Tondo: potter at work

Collection: Berlin, Antikenmuseen
Summary: Potter at work.
Ware: Attic Red Figure
Painter: Attributed to a follower of Douris
Context: From Tarquinia
Date: ca. 470 BC - ca. 460 BC
Primary Citation: ARV2, 803.60; Para, 419; Beazley Addenda 2, 291
Shape: Stemless cup
Region: Etruria
Period: Early Classical


The cup is in good condition. The surface is lightly pitted and worn in places.

Decoration Description:

Interior: potter. A young potter sits on a bench holding a skyphos. In front of him is a stepped construction of three levels. A skyphos is placed on the bottom step and an oinochoe on the second step. The youth wears a mantle pushed down around his waist to leave his upper body free. He wears a fillet around his hair.

Sources Used:

Ziomecki 1975, 48, fig. 14.

Other Bibliography:

Gerhard Festgedanken an Winckelmann pl. 2, 3-4; Ber. Sächs. 1854 pl. 1, 2; Blümner ii. 50; Rayet and Collignon xvii, H.M. i fig. 2; Richter 1923, 69; Cloché pl. 19, 4; Noble 1988, fig. 204; Bernhard fig. 3; Paul Ant. Keramik 49; Bérard 1989, 30, fig. 40; Burford 1985, pl. 18.