|Collection:||University Museums, University of Mississippi|
|Summary:||Side A: Armed youth following a girl
|Ware:||Attic Red Figure|
|Painter:||Signed by the Lewis Painter (Polygnotos II)|
|Date:||ca. 460 BC - ca. 450 BC|
H. 0.195 m.; D. 0.229 m.; D. with handles 0.334 m.
Broken and mended in part with fragments of another skyphos.
The vase has been broken and mended with parts from another skyphos. The lower part of the woman on Side A does not belong, and the piece of the base with the meander pattern from the break below the youth on the front toward the right to below the right foot of the left-hand figure on the back, is from another vase. The piece below the handle, which appears as plaster on the outside, is glazed on the inside and joins perfectly with the base. From the marks in the glaze on the inside it would seem that this piece, with the base, belongs to the same skyphos as the fragment used to restore the lower part of the female. The second skyphos may have been a companion piece by the same painter.
Side A: An armed youth is shown following a girl. The youth is on the left, moving right. He wears a black bordered chlamys fastened at the shoulder and draped over his left arm, a petasos hung on a string around his neck, and high boots. On his head is a plain fillet. He carries a sword in his right hand. The girl running in front of him looks back at him. She wears a sakkos in her hair and a Doric peplos. Above her head is the inscription Side B: At the left is a woman wearing an elaborate chiton, with a himation drawn up over her head. She walks to the right, following a girl who wears a full pleated chiton and a wreath in her long hair. She looks back at the woman, but points forward with her right hand. With her left hand she holds up her skirt. In the field between the two figures, and also over the head of the one on the right, is the inscription
These two scenes could depict Paris and Helen (according to the CVA) or Telemachos and Penelope going to meet Odysseus (according to Touchefeu-Meynier, 264).
Side A: Above the girl's head is the inscription
Gift of Helen Tudor Robinson, 1960. Formerly in the D.M. Robinson collection, Harvard inv. 216.
Thèmes Odysséens dans l'Art Antique (Paris, 1968)264, no. 497, pl. 37.2 and .3
AJA 40 (1936) pp. 215-227