4. 13.193 PLATE Crouching silen PLATE II and FIGURE 4Diameter 0.187 m. Intact. For the shape, and the decoration of the exterior with bands of black and incised circles, see figure 4. Relief contours throughout. The hair contour reserved, except at the top of the head, where a wavy line is incised. The inscription in thin paint of no definite colour. The inner markings in brown have been strengthened on the photograph. From Cumae. Ann. Rep. 1913, p. 89. Beazley, V.A., p. 32, no. 13, fig. 15. Hoppin, i, p. 440, no. 10. Beazley, Att. V., p. 64, no. 13, and in J.H.S. xxxvii, 1917, p. 234. A silen crouching to right, holding a drinking-horn and a flute-case. In the field, ΗΕΣΤΙΑΙΟΣ ΚΑΛΟΣ. The figure, composed so as to fill almost completely the space within the single reserved circle, is contemporary with the Epiktetan silens, no. 5 and no. 6 on Plate III (Boston 95.34 and Boston 10.212), but executed in a larger style. 'One of the minor works of Euthymides' (Beazley, V.A.). This attribution has been disputed by Hoppin (Euthymides, p. 92) on the unconvincing ground that the silen's head is larger in proportion to his body than is usual in Euthymidean figures. Two details mentioned by Beazley, J.H.S., l.c., are highly characteristic: the collar-bones rendered by two lines with hooks at their inner ends, and the breast drawn in relief lines as two arcs, one extending upward to mark the sternum and both continued by smaller arcs on the arms. Moreover, the whole system of neatly executed anatomical markings is in the manner of Euthymides.1
G. M. A. Richter, AJA 40 (1936), p. 108, note 6; ARV, p. 27, no. 3 (Manner of Euthymides); ARV2, p. 29, no. 3; Callipolitis-Feytmans 1974, p. 232.