Exterior: overview

Tondo: piglet

Tondo: boy with piglet, midsection

Foot: view from below

Tondo: boy holding piglet

Tondo: boy with piglet, lower half

Collection: University Museum, University of Pennsylvania
Summary: Tondo: a youth holds a small pig and a basket
Ware: Attic Red Figure
Painter: Attributed to the Antiphon Painter
Potter: Attributed to Euphronios
Context: Possibly from Chiusi
Date: ca. 490 BC - ca. 480 BC

H. 0.093 m., D. rim 0.242 m., D. foot 0.096 m.

Primary Citation: ARV2, 337, 24
Shape: Kylix
Region: Etruria
Period: Late Archaic


Much of the glaze has flaked off on the exterior. The interior is somewhat worn, with fine scratches from previous mending. Fourteen ancient mend holes were counted during restoration of the kylix; most can be seen on either the interior and exterior.

Decoration Description:

Interior: a youth carrying a piglet and a basket. A slender youth is walking to the right, carrying a piglet to be sacrificed. He is wearing a wreath in his hair and a short garment around his waist which falls to about mid-thigh. The kicking piglet is dangling from the his right hand, while in his outstretched left hand he carries a kanoun, each of its 'horns' decorated with a branch. The youth walks with his left foot forward, his knees slightly bent and his head bowed. There are inscriptions below the basket and between the youth and the piglet.

Shape Description:

Type B kylix.


The inscription to the right of the youth reads: [epig-rough]*O *P*A*I*S. The inscription on his left reads: *K*A[*L]*O*S. (The boy is beautiful.)

Collection History:

The kylix was originally part of the Coleman Collection. It was purchased by Davis and Harvey, sale no. 212, and was given to the University Museum by Mrs. Phoebe A. Hearst.

Sources Used:

Ashmead & Phillips 1976; CVA, U.S.A., University Museum, Philadelphia (forthcoming).

Other Bibliography:

Bates 1907, 144-146 no. 3, pl. 36; Bates 1909, 210; Hall 1913, 162; Luce 1921, 80-81 no. 82; Beazley 1925, 235; ARV2, 231, 24; Durand 1986, 135, fig. 59; Beazley Addenda 2, 218.