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|Collection:||London, British Museum|
|Summary:||Side A: Rhapsode reciting. Side B: Flute player.|
|Ware:||Attic Red Figure|
|Painter:||Attributed to the Kleophrades Painter|
|Date:||ca. 490 BC|
H. 0.47 m.
Side A: A rhapsode stands in profile to the right. He wears a loosely draped himation, and his right shoulder is exposed. His right arm is extended in front of him, resting on his staff. He is reciting poetry, as we see the words come out of his mouth Side B: A flute player walks toward the right. He is dressed in a himation which flutters out behind him, and a sleeveless overshirt decorated with a checker pattern. This same pattern is seen on the shirt of another flute player ; a fragment of a volute krater
Both panels have a lower border of stopped meanders alternating with patterned squares (crosses and dotted saltires).
Neck amphora with twisted handles
Side A, the rhapsode is reciting,
Ex. Coll. Canino
BCH 108 (1984) 114, fig. 5 BCH 110 (1986) 206, fig. 1 GVGetMus 2 (1985) 244, fig. 6 The Greek World (Oxford, 1976) 108
JHS 78 (1958) 37, fn. 22. Musikgeschichte in Bildern II Musik des Altertums, 4 Griechenland (Leipzig, 1963) 33, fig. 11 L'Instrument de Musique dans la céramique de la grèce antique, Etudes d'organologie (Paris, 1984): 21, fig. IIb The Greek World, Classical, Byzantine, and Modern (London, 1985),160