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47. 95.56 SMALL OINOCHOE Silen dancing FIGURES 30 and 31

Height, 0.106 m.; diameter, 0.10 m. Intact. Covered with black glaze without and within, except for the picture, the inner surface of the handle, and the bottom. Sparing use of relief contours, as follows: the top of the head and the ears, the lower lines of the upper arms, the right hand, the fingers of the left, the inner lines of the legs, and their outer lines down to the knee. Inner markings in brown; the inscription in red. The reserved ground line runs round the vase.

Probably found at Orvieto. Ann. Rep. 1895, p. 22, no. 54. Beazley, V.A., p. 158. Hoppin, i, p. 351, no. 5. Beazley, Att. V., p. 361, no. 15. A drawing of the shape in Caskey, G.G.V., p. 146, no. 98.

A silen standing in front view with legs bent and arms extended. On the ground at right, a kalyx-krater; at left, an oinochoe. In the field above, ΚΑΛΟΣ.

About 450 B.C. By the Euaion painter, a companion-piece to the dancing silen on a jug of the same shape in London.1 The shape is a common variant of the shape used by the Brygos painter, see above, no. 20, Pl. VIII (Boston 00.339).2


ARV, p. 526, no. 5 (The Painter of Louvre CA 1694); Caskey & Beazley, II, p. 101, no. 47; J. G. Szilágyi, in M. Renard, ed., 1962, Hommages à Albert Grenier, III, Bruxelles-Berchem, Latomus, revue d'études latines, p. 1470, note 1; ARV2, p. 787, no. 5; F. W. Hamdorf, in Kerameikos, Ergebnisse der Ausgrabungen, Bd. 10 (1976), Berlin, W. de Gruyter, p. 205, under K 58; C. Weiss, AA 1988, p. 345, note 241; Frank 1990, p. 260, note 243 (as 59.56).


1 London E 570. C. Smith, Cat. iii, Pl. XIX, 2. Beazley, V.A., p. 158; Att. V., p. 361, no. 14.

2 (From Addenda to Part I) No. 47. ARV. p. 526, top, no. 5: there assigned, with the companion piece in London, to the Painter of Louvre CA 1694, an artist near the Euaion Painter. A third mug of the same shape, New York 46.11.3, is decorated, as Bothmer saw, by the same hand.

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