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59. 76.45 PELIKE Youth attended by dwarf with dog PLATE XXVII and FIGURE 36

Height, 0.241 m.; diameter of body, 0.175 m. Intact. The handles are ridged; a small inverted palmette, red-figured, below the lower end of each. The edge of the base reserved. Relief contours as follows: side A, the chin and neck of the youth, the lower lip of the dwarf, and most of the outlines of the legs of the dwarf and the dog. Thinned paint used for inner markings on the dwarf's body (only partially visible in the photograph), for the ends of his hair, for hair on the dog's neck and for his collar. The illustration of side A on the plate is made from two photographs joined together.

From Capua. Acquired in 1876. Robinson, Catalogue, no. 426, with drawing of side A (the maeander inaccurate). Beazley, V.A., p. 166. Hoppin, i, p. 295, no. 2. Beazley, Att. V., p. 381, no. 10. A drawing of the shape in Caskey, G.G.V., p. 89, no. 49.

On the obverse a youth enveloped in a large himation strides to right with head erect, followed by his dwarf servant, who holds a large dog by the collar with his left hand and has a knotted stick in his right. A cloak hangs over his shoulder. He turns his head back, as if he were scowling at the figure on the reverse, a youth in himation carrying a stick, who seems to be inclined to join the party.

On the characterization of slaves as barbarians on Attic vases see Bosanquet, J.H.S. xix, 1899, p. 177; on dwarfs, Pottier's publication of the Peytel aryballos (now in the Louvre) with representation of a clinic, Mon. Piot, xiii, 1906, Pls. XIII, XIX, and p. 159. Cf. also the two dancing dwarfs on a red-figured skyphos at Yale, Baur, The Stoddard Collection, no. 160, Pl. XIII.

About 440 B.C. By the Dwarf painter, so named after this vase. See on no. 58 (Boston 03.798).1


ARV, p. 651, no. 12; Caskey & Beazley, II, p. 102, no. 59; EAA, II, pp. 343-344 (G. Becatti); EAA, V, p. 329, fig. 443 (E. Paribeni); ARV2, p. 1011, no. 13; A. D. Trendall, 1964, in In Honour of Daryl Lindsay, Essays and Studies, F. Philipp and J. Stewart, eds., New York, Oxford University Press, p. 47, no. 2; Para., p. 440, no. 13; Himmelmann 1971, pp. 27-28, fig. 39; E. Zwierlein-Diehl, 1973, Die antiken Gemmen des Kunsthistorischen Museums in Wien, I, Munich, Prestel, p. 37, under no. 19; Callipolitis-Feytmans 1974, p. 175, note 17; Cambitoglou 1979, pp. 129-130 (M. Robertson); Böhr & Martini 1986, p. 102 (E. Böhr); Beazley Addenda 2, p. 314; V. Dasen, OJA 9 (1990), pp. 194 (fig. 3), 198, 201; Oakley 1990, p. 49, note 329.


1 (From Addenda to Part I) No. 59. ARV. p. 651, Dwarf Painter no. 12. For the subject compare the rhyton in the manner of the Eretria Painter in Ferrara (NSc. 1927 pl. 17, 1; Aurigemma 1 p. 131 = 2 p. 159: ARV. p. 730 no. 5) and, much earlier, a bf. plate in Bologna (Bologna PU. 239: CV. pl. 44, 3); on dwarfs see also EVP. p. 32.

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