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145. 01.8030 CUP from Orvieto PLATE LXXXl, 2

Diameter 0.2345, height 0.092. From the Bourguignon collection, Naples. Hartwig pl. 62, 2; the shape, Caskey G. p. 196. I, armed youth. By the Antiphon Painter (ARV.1 p. 230 no. 17; ARV.2 p. 336 no. 18); already assigned to the Antiphon Group ('Lysis-Laches-Lykos Group') in VA. p. 111 and in Att. V. p. 234 no. 60.

The cup is of Type B; the potter-work is attributed by Bloesch to Euphronios (F.A.S. p. 79 note 136 and p. 80 no. 61).

Inside, a youth starts to run, looking back, a spear in his right hand, his left arm extended in his chlamys, holding it away from his body. Besides the chlamys he wears sandals, stockings, a sword and a hat of Robin Hood type, with a loop at the top for suspension. Hartwig suggested that the youth might be a περίπολος, one of the epheboi serving on frontier duty, and indeed that he might be setting out with a message.1 It is quite possible.

Relief-contours. Brown lines for the minor details of the body, many of which are omitted in Hartwig's drawing, and others miscopied. The restorations, too, are not given correctly by Hartwig: our reproduction omits the chief one. The lesser folds of the chlamys are in brown. Red for the cords of the hat, the baldrick, the sandals and stockings, the inscription ΛΥΚΟΣ [ΚΑ]ΛΟΣ.

Hartwig attributed the cup to Onesimos, and it is certainly near him: the spare forms of arms and legs are Onesiman, so are the shortness of the body from the pit of the stomach to the navel, the treatment of the folds on the shoulders, and the form of the maeander: but I take the artist to be the Antiphon Painter, strongly influenced by Onesimos: the two painters were in the same workshop.

Roton 1950, p. 147, illus.; Karouzos 1961, p. 78; Para., p. 361, no. 18; Brijder 1984, p. 157 (T. Seki).

1 See Hauser in Jb. 11 pp. 187-88.

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