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24. 10.202 FRAGMENT OF KYLIX Youth fluting PLATE IX

Length, 0.086 m. From a small kylix, probably with undecorated exterior. Relief contours throughout. Brown used for the youth's whiskers, for his neck-muscle, and for some inner markings on his arm, though these are hard to distinguish from the lines of the preliminary sketch.

Ann. Rep. 1910, p. 63. Beazley, V.A., p. 91. Hoppin, i, p. 128, no. 38. Beazley, Att. V., p. 179, no. 46.

The upper part of a youthful komast, wearing a dotted himation with striped border, leaning forward on a knotted stick propped against his arm-pit, playing the flute. A bit of the border appearing at the lower end of the fragment shows that the picture was of about the size of those on no. 26 and no. 27, Pl. X (Boston 10.197 and Boston 13.95), and consequently that there was no room for a second figure.

About 490-480 B.C. By the Brygos painter. Figures similarly leaning on sticks are common among his works; e.g. the trainer on side A of the skyphos, no. 18, Pl. VII (Boston 10.176), and the youth on the reverse of the amphora, no. 19, Pl. VIII (Boston 26.61). Flute-players in this pose in komos scenes by the painter are generally intent upon a neighbouring dancing figure whom they are stimulating with their music, as for example on the cup in Orvieto, Hartwig, Meisterschalen, Pl. XXXVI, 2. For other single figures of flutists on interiors of Brygan cups see British Museum London E 71, A.Z. 1870, Pl. 39, and Yale 164, Baur, The Stoddard Collection, Pl. XIV ('manner of the Brygos painter', Beazley, Att. V., p. 183, no. 7).1


ARV, p. 250, no. 68; ARV2, p. 376, no. 82; S. Buluç, AJA 70 (1966), p. 369; Wegner 1973, pp. 134-135.


1 (From Addenda to Part I) No. 24. ARV. p. 250, Brygos Painter no. 68.

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