146. 01.8073 FRAGMENT OF A CUP PLATE LXXXI, 1Jb. 14 pl. 4 (Hartwig), whence Perrot 9 p. 338, Perrot 10, title-page, Pottier Douris p. 123, Richter Craft p. 72; Cloché Les Classes, les métiers, le trafic pl. 20; Technical Studies 10 p. 8 (G. L. Stout) and 1942 pp. 157 ff.; AJA 1960 pl. 85 fig. 3 (Noble); part, E.A.A. iii p. 138. I, vase-painter. About 480 B.C., in the manner of the Antiphon Painter (VA. p. 111; Att. V. p. 235 no. 70; ARV.1 p. 231 no. 21; ARV.2 p. 342 no. 19). The cup is of Type B. The outside was plain. The inside has been studied, from the point of view of subject, by Hartwig in Jb. 14 pp. 155-8, by myself in Potter and Painter pp. 10-11, and by Noble in AJA. 1960 p. 314; see also Reichhold in FR. i p. 21, which I do not well understand. A youth sitting on a stool, with his himation let down to his waist, holds a cup by the foot, the bowl resting lightly on his thigh, and draws with a fine brush held in his right hand. The hair or hairs of the brush are rendered by a single curved relief-line, which does not show in the photograph but may be seen in the drawing published by Hartwig. The grip of the brush is that which is used in China and Japan and which according to G. L. Stout was widely used in the West before 1500.1 In his left hand our painter holds a small object, thin, pointed, and swelling towards the middle, which has received several explanations, none of them perfectly convincing.2 Another puzzle is the two sets of three dots on the cup held by the painter, in the middle of each half. The black line on the cup must be the handle; the upper edge of it has disappeared in a fracture. An aryballos and a strigil hang on the wall, and a walking-stick leans against it. The mouth of the aryballos is missing, but one sees the lower ends of leather stripes attached to the carrying-band: Miss Haspels has explained the system.3 Stick, strigil, and aryballos are not vocational, but point forward to sunset, when the youth will be free to wash, dress, and walk home. Relief-contours. Brown lines for the sternomastoid, and the binding of the seat. Red for the inscription Η[ΟΠΑΙΣΚΑΛΟΣ]. The 'billet-spaces' of the maeander border are rare in vase-painting outside the cups of the Antiphon Painter, his associates and followers, and his older colleague the Colmar Painter. In ARV. I attributed the cup to the Antiphon Painter himself: safer, I now think, to place it among the works in his manner: it is close to him and may be his own, but it has an unusual lightness of touch.
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