Tondo: man reclining, upper half

Interior: view from above

Exterior: handle oblique right front

Exterior: handles at sides

Tondo: man reclining

Exterior: handles front and rear

Collection: Berlin, Antikenmuseen
Summary: Interior: symposium (man reclining).
Ware: Attic Red Figure
Painter: Attributed to the Antiphon Painter
Context: From Vulci
Date: ca. 480 BC

H. 9.5 cm., d. 24.4 cm., tondo 16.0 cm.

Primary Citation: ARV2, 336.10, 1701; Para, 361; Beazley Addenda 2, 218
Shape: Cup
Beazley Number: 203446
Region: Etruria
Period: Late Archaic


The vase is in fairly good condition. The surface is discolored and eroded.

Decoration Description:

Interior: symposium. A bearded man wearing a mantle reclines on a cushioned kline. He holds a phiale in his left hand, and his right hand rests on his raised knee. His head is turned as if to listen to a companion behind him. He wears a large wreath (painted white). A table stands in front of the kline, its legs ending in lions' feet. There is an inscription above the scene.

Shape Description:

For the shape see Bloesch 79, Euphronios no. 52.


Above the scene: *L*U*S*I*S *K*A*L*O*S, Lysis is beautiful.

Collection History:

The vase once belonged to the Dorow-Magnus collection.

Sources Used:

CVA, Germany 21, Berlin 2: pl. 66.4, 124.4,8

Other Bibliography:

Hartwig 1893, pl. 70, 2; Richter 1926b, 84f. fig. 209; Neugebauer S. 90; Bloesch 1940, pl. 21, 5; ph. Marb 1075.12; Boardman 1975, fig. 243; ADelt 31 (1976) 1, 20, fig. 4.