|Collection:||University Museum, University of Pennsylvania|
|Summary:||Tondo: seated youth writing on a tablet.|
|Ware:||Attic Red Figure|
|Painter:||Attributed to the Eucharides Painter|
|Context:||Excavated at Orvieto|
|Date:||ca. 480 BC|
H. 0.075 m., D. body 0.21 m., D. foot 0.085 m.
The kylix has been reconstructed from numerous pieces. The reserved surface is worn, scraped, and chipped. Damage is more severe at the fractures.
Interior: seated youth writing on a tablet. The youth sits on a low stool facing right. He is shown in profile and is dressed in a himation which leaves his right arm and shoulder uncovered. A faded wreath rests on his head. The young man gingerly holds a stylus which he is using to write on the folding tablet on his lap. To his right is part of a chest which may be for storing scrolls. There are nonsense inscriptions, one of them retrograde, in the field around him.
A nonsense inscription in the field around the youth is composed of unrecognizable characters.
The kylix was excavated/collected by A.L. Frothingham under the auspices of the American Exploration Society in 1896-1897 and became part of the University Museum's collection in 1897. Funding for the museum's contribution to the excavation came from John Wanamaker.