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57. 93.103 LEKYTHOS Youth and woman at stele PLATE XXVI

Height, 0.421 m.; diameter, 0.127 m. Intact. Decoration on the shoulder as on no. 56 (Boston 93.104). No relief contours. Two stripes near the bottom of the woman's dress done in thinned paint. The fillets on the stele red and white.

From Eretria. Ann. Rep. 1893, p. 14. Robinson, Cat., no. 445. Irene Weir, The Greek Painter's Art, p. 171. Beazley, V.A., p. 166. Att. V., p. 380, no. 2. A drawing of the shape in Caskey, G.G.V., p. 221, no. 175.

In the centre, a slender stele set on a two-stepped base and surmounted by a palmette rising from two volutes. Two fillets, the upper red, the lower white, are tied about the shaft. At the left, a youth in himation, holding a staff or spear, the butt of which resembles the feathered end of an arrow. At the right, a woman with short hair, clothed in a sleeved chiton with kolpos.

On a Nolan amphora in Oxford Apollo holds a staff with a similar end. See Beazley, Corpus, Oxford, i, Pl. 17, 6, p. 16, who notes that actual arrows are used as staves on the Pistoxenos skyphos in Schwerin, Jahrbuch, xxvii, 1912, Pls. VI, VII, on the Glaukon oinochoe in the Thorvaldsen Museum at Copenhagen, Klein, L.I. 2, p. 155, no. 5, and on a cup by Makron in Munich, Wiener Vorlegeblätter, A. Pl. 3.

About 430 B.C. A companion-piece to no. 56 Boston 93.104).1

ARV, p. 647, no. 28 (Manner of the Achilles Painter); Carpenter 1962, pp. 88-89, fig. 21; ARV2, p. 1007, no. 2 (Painter of Boston 93.104); F. G. Maier, V. Karageorghis, et al., 1984, Paphos: History and Archaeology, Nicosia, A. G. Leventis Foundation, p. 218; Christiansen & Melander 1987, pp. 173 (no. 6), 174 (note 9) (K. Gex-Morgenthaler).

Exhibited: Art Museum of South Texas, March 12 - May 2, 1976 (MFA Vases 1976, p. 23, fig. 27, partial); Utah Museum of Fine Arts, 1988-1991 (Padgett 1988, pp. 52-53, no. 24, 2 illus.); Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, 1991-.

1 (From Addenda to Part I) Nos. 56-7. ARV. p. 647, manner of the Achilles Painter, nos. 27 and 28.

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