|Collection:||Cambridge, Harvard University Art Museums|
|Summary:||Sides A-B: Deer hunt|
|Ware:||Boeotian Black Figure|
|Painter:||Attributed to the Atalanta Painter|
|Context:||From near Oropos|
|Date:||ca. 560 BC - ca. 550 BC|
H. with handles 0.164 m.; Diam. 0.142 m.; Diam. with handles 0.23 m.
Broken and repaired, with repainting of wide cracks and gaps, including parts of the lower body, the central rider on side B, and all of his dog except the tail. Large chip in foot. Misfired red in parts, both inside and out.
Side A: Two hunters on horseback pursue a deer to the left. The hunters are bearded and wear tunics of added red. They hold the reins with their right hands and hold a spear aloft in the left. The horses have red manes. Below the horse in the center is a hound, which like the deer and the horses on both sides, has both its forelegs in the air. The horse at the right has its weight back on its rear legs, as though rearing up, while the horse at center is stretched out in full gallop. The deer, possibly a stag, has already been hit by a spear, the point of which has pierced its back and emerged by its left shoulder. Added red is used to color the deer's breast and belly the spots on its rump. Side B: The composition is nearly the same as on Side A, but the chase is to the right, and whatever added color may have been used has disappeared. The deer's head is damaged, but traces of added red remain on the body.
Kantharos of Group A deep-bottomed type: thin-walled; high looping handles, concave in profile and with spurs above the juncture with the body; echinus foot; tapering lower body; tall rim, offset from the body and slanted outward; straight lip.
David M. Robinson Bequest.
CVA, Robinson 3;