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50. 03.817 KALYX-KRATER Zeus pursuing Aegina PLATE XXIII and FIGURE 32 (SUPPL. PLATE 2)

Height, 0.241 m.; diameter, 0.244 m. Unbroken; the surface injured on side B. Narrow reserved bands inside at the top and bottom of the lip. Sparing use of relief contours: parts of the arms and legs of Zeus, the back of the woman's neck. Red used for the wreath of Zeus and the woman's fillet; brown for some of the inner markings on Zeus' body, for the stripe on the woman's chiton, for the edges of the mantles of the woman and of the man on the reverse.

From Suessula. Ann. Rep. 1903, p. 65, no. 13. Beazley, J.H.S. xxxiv, 1914, p. 203, no. 36, figs. 25 and 50. V.A., p. 163. Hoppin, i, p. 4, no. 11. Beazley, Att. V., p. 374, no. 40. A drawing of the shape in Caskey, G.G.V., p. 125, no. 77.

The pursuit scene on the obverse is similar to that on the lekythos, no. 48, Pl. XXII (Boston 01.8077), except for the poses of the arms.

On the reverse, a bearded man, wrapped in a mantle, his right hand resting on a stick.

About 450-440 B.C. One of a series of six small kalyx-kraters by the Achilles painter.1 These, and his small bell-kraters, run parallel to his Nolan amphorae and lekythoi, and are decorated in the same way, usually with two figures on the front and one on the back.2


P. Jacobsthal, MMS 5 (1934), p. 135; R. Lullies, AM 65 (1940), p. 11; ARV, p. 637, no. 47; S. Howard and F. P. Johnson, AJA 58 (1954), p. 197; ARV2, p. 991, no. 59; E. Vermeule, AJA 70 (1966), p. 22; Kaempf-Dimitriadou 1979, pp. 25, 96, no. 248; Brommer 1980, p. 46, no. B 49; Kurtz 1983, pp. 20 (note 65), 51 (note 191), 84; E. D. Serbeti, Boreas 12 (1989), p. 25, note 46; Arafat 1990, p. 194, no. 3.113; Oakley 1990, pp. 59 (note 410), 61 (note 423); Frank 1990, pp. 218 (no. 109), 221, 223 (fig. 8), 227.


1 Beazley, Att. V., p. 374, nos. 37-42.

2 (From Addenda to Part I) No. 50. ARV. p. 637, Achilles Painter no. 47.

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