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133. 28.476 CUP PLATE LXXI, 5-6

Diameter 0.223, height 0.109. From the Parrish collection. I, Cat. Sotheby July 5 1928 pl. 2, above. I, satyr. About 470 B.C., in the late manner of Douris (ARV.1 p. 297 no. 30; ARV.2 p. 450 no. 29).

The cup is of Type C, in which it is hard to distinguish one potter from another. Our cup is not particularly like the Type-C which Kalliades fashioned for Douris in the Hippodamas period.1 The profile of the foot-plate is chamfered off at the top and slightly concave, as often in Type C. The stem is not so thick as usual.

The decoration is inside only. Within a reserved circle, and upon an exergue, a satyr kneels or squats, supporting himself with his left hand and extending his right arm, the head raised and the mouth open. In front of him is a large kantharos on a block, and it is probably in the satyr's mind: he may be about to perform one of those 'tricks with cups' (see on no. 126), but the action is not easy to explain. The hands are poor. Two large flowers float in the field. Relief-contours. The lower edge of the hair-reserve is bounded by a relief-line. Brown for the minor details of the body. For the wriggly brown line running down from the navel compare no. 129, and the Oedipus cup in the Vatican.2 Here the wriggle continues from the navel to the pit of the stomach. Red for the head-fillet and the inscription, ΚΑΛΟΣ, well spaced out, and followed by a pair of parallel strokes counterfeiting a letter.

The cup belongs to the Polyphrasmon period, and is close to late Douris.

Para., p. 376, no. 29; K. Schefold, AntK 19 (1976), p. 75.

1 Louvre G 115: Pottier Douris fig. 113: ARV.1 p. 285 no. 70; ARV.2 p. 434 no. 74.

2 Hartwig pl. 73; JHS. 57 pl. 2: ARV.1 p. 296 no. 12; ARV.2 p. 451, iii no. 1.

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