|Collection:||Toledo Museum of Art|
|Summary:||Sides A and B: The escape from the cave of Polyphemos.|
|Ware:||Attic Black Figure|
|Painter:||Attributed to Class of the Top-band Stemlesses|
|Date:||ca. 530 BC - ca. 520 BC|
H. 0.07 m., d. rim 0.182 m., d. with handles 0.245 m., d. foot 0.09 m.
Side A: A ram walks right with a bearded figure (Odysseus) clinging beneath, his feet protruding out from under the ram's tail. A palmette appears next to each handle. Added red is used for the hair of the Greek, the ram's neck and the central petals and cores of the palmettes. Side B: the same depiction, but the figure clinging to the ram is beardless, and no red is added.
A narrow reserved band runs around the lip's interior, and a circular area in reserve appears at the bottom of the bowl, with two concentric glazed circles and a dot in the center. Also reserved are the base fillet, the outer edge of the foot and its resting surface, and the underside, with a large circle in added red enclosing two black circles and a dot. The inner face of the foot is glazed.
On depictions of Odysseus' escape from the cave see
Ex Collection A. Kann.