Tondo: legs of Hyakinthos

Tondo: inscription in front of swan

Overview: exterior

Tondo: tail of swan

Overview: interior

Base: view from below

Collection: University Museums, University of Mississippi
Summary: Interior: Hyakinthos on swan.
Ware: Attic Red Figure
Painter: Attributed to Apollodoros
Date: ca. 500 BC - ca. 490 BC

D. 0.188 m.

Primary Citation: ARV2, 121 no. 25; Beazley Addenda 2, 175
Shape: Kylix
Period: Late Archaic


Broken and mended, many restorations.

Decoration Description:

Int.: The tondo is encircled by a narrow reserved band. Hyakinthos is shown seated on the swan. They are in profile to the left, riding upon waves indicated by reserved area. Marine animals are indicated in black paint on the waves: a crab, cuttlefish, and two other fish. The boy is slender and nude except for a mantle around his shoulders. He guides the swan with reins, painted purple. In the field in front of the swan's beak is the partial inscription (in purple paint) [epig-rough]*O*P*A*I*S *K*A*L [*O*S] ("The boy is beautiful").


In the field in front of the swan's beak is the partial inscription [epig-rough]*O*P*A*I*S *K*A*L [*O*S] ("The boy is beautiful").

Collection History:

Formerly in the collection of Graf Beroldingen, at Frankfurt. Purchased in Basle Vente Publique, Monnaies Grecques No. 4, October 1, 1935, p. 70, no. 1185, and frontispiece. Then in the D.M. Robinson collection, Harvard inv. 210. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Frank S. Peddle, Jr. 1960.

Sources Used:

H. Sichtermann "Hyakinthos" JdI 71 (1956) 100, fig. 3; CVA, Robinson Collection 2, USA 6, 13, pl. 4.

Other Bibliography:

Beazley 1925, 52-53; Beazley 1933a, 34; Schefold 1978, fig. 472; J. Beazley "Notes on the Vases in Castle Ashby" BSR XI (1929) 19, no. 27 (Apollodoros' signatures)