|Collection:||Yale University Art Gallery|
|Summary:||Komast at altar|
|Ware:||Attic Red Figure|
|Painter:||Attributed to the Brygos Painter|
|Date:||ca. 480 BC - ca. 470 BC|
H as restored 0.098 m.; width with handles 0.28 m.; D bowl 0.208 m.
Minor losses along the breaks.
In the tondo, a young man stands beside an altar, playing a double flute (
aulos). The figure is nude, except for a voluminous himation or chlamys draped over his left shoulder and hanging down behind him, nearly to his ankles. He leans back as he plays, against a staff that protrudes from his drapery and rests against the tondo border, and he carries a large provision basket held with red cords over his left shoulder. He wears sideburns but no beard, and a red vine wreath encircles his short black hair. He is enfibulated. To the right of his leading foot, and behind it from the viewer's point of view, stands the short altar, with red flames rising from it. The exterior is undecorated.
Beazley considered this a late work by the Brygos Painter, because of the lack of exterior decoration, and he noted (ARV2, 377) that the cup recalls the Foundry Painter. A similar flautist leaning back appears on a cup by the Foundry Painter formerly in Berlin (
Type B kylix.
In the field:
Paul Arndt Collection; purchased for Yale by Rebecca Darlington Stoddard.
Brygosmaler (Berlin, 1973)