Side B: men and seated youths

Side A: men and seated youths

Tondo: man and youth with lyre

Collection: Malibu, The J. Paul Getty Museum
Summary: Youth with lyre and man; school scenes.
Ware: Attic Red Figure
Painter: Signed by Douris
Potter: Signed by Python
Date: ca. 480 BC

H. 0.118 m., D. 0.301 m.

Shape: Kylix
Beazley Number: 275972
Period: Late Archaic/Early Classical

Date Description:

Samian form of *D indicates the vase is from the latter part of Douris' career. Also [epig-rough]*I*P*O*D*A*M*A*S *K*A*L*O*S is associated with the third of four periods of Douris' career.

Decoration Description:

Tondo: a bearded man, leaning on a staff, stands before a youth in a himation. The youth carries a tortoise-shell lyre. Behind the man is a stool with cushion. The man may be a music instructor. The cup is signed around tondo with *D*O*U*R*I*S *E*G*R*A*F*S*E*N ("Douris painted it"). Tondo border consists of single false meander squares alternating with crossed squares.

Side A: Two pairs of seated youth and standing man, with a third standing man at right. Lyres hang in field with string bags for knucklebones, and aryballoi and sponges used by athletes. The central man offers a hare to the youth. Side B: same as Side A except one youth has hare on his lap. Palmettes by handles.

Shape Description:

Cup Type B.


*D*O*U*R*I*S *E*G*R*A*F*S*E*N in tondo ("Douris painted it"). Side A: [epig-rough]*I*P*O*D*A*M*A *K*A*L*O*S ("Hippodama[s] is beautiful"). Side B: [epig-rough]*I*P*O*D*A*M*A*S *K*A*L*O*S ("Hippodamas is beautiful").

Collection History:

From the collection of Molly and Walter Bareiss.

Sources Used:

Bareiss Collection 1983, no. 34, 48-49.