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79 bis. 10.205 CUP-FRAGMENTS from Sta. Maria di Capua SUPPL. PLATE 8, 2-3

Two fragments of a cup. Acquired by Hartwig at Sta. Maria, afterwards in the collection of Adolphe van Branteghem (Fröhner Coll. van Branteghem, Catalogue, Paris 16-18 juin 1892, p. 31 no. 75). Hartwig pl. 36, 4 and 5. I, (woman); A, (woman and youth). About 490-480 B.C., manner of the Panaitios Painter (ARV. p. 217 no. 14).

I. A woman sits, with an intent look, bending, and holding something with both hands. She wears chiton, himation, earring. Relief contours. The hair, so far as it is preserved, is in golden-brown lines, and the same diluted glaze is used for the crinkle of the chiton. Thin relief-lines edge the lips, and another relief-line indicates the vertical furrow between mouth and cheek. The outline of the nose just below the eyebrow is slightly damaged and so is the tip of the nose — the tilt is not original. A flake has removed the lower edge of the left sleeve and part of the himation-fold below it. Part of the seat-cover is seen, but all that remains of the seat itself is the top of one front-leg.

Women in such attitudes are often holding or twining wreaths, but it is not certain that the missing object here was a wreath.

There was probably only one figure in the picture.

A. Outside, one sees the left arm of a woman spinning, holding the distaff, and between thumb and forefinger the yarn. A youth, leaning on the stick held in his left hand, bends right forward with his right arm extended, his thumb apparently touching his forefinger, as if peremptorily calling the woman's attention. The upper edge of his himation shows near the waist just before the fragment ends. The thumb, the inside of the ear, the outline of the nose at eye-level, are slightly damaged. Between the two figures the wings of a small bird. Relief-lines for all contours. The lips and the furrow between cheek and mouth are rendered in the same way as before. The fair hair, the light whisker, the nipple, and some detail on the body below it, are in diluted glaze. Red for the head-fillet, the distaff and thread, the inscription ...ΚΑΛΟ[Σ].

Hartwig attributed the fragments to the Brygos Painter, but they are evidently close to the late work of the Panaitios Painter — and of course to Onesimos. A cup-fragment in Heidelberg (Heidelberg 56: Kraiker pl. 8: our Suppl. Pl. 8, 4: ARV. p. 217 no. 15), with a youth leaning on his stick and holding out a wreath in both hands, is in the same style, and might even be from the same cup, although the scale seems a little smaller and the execution a little less fine. It was bought by Hartwig in Rome in April 1896, but the provenience is unknown.


ARV2, p. 331, no. 11 (Manner of Onesimos); E. Vermeule, AJA 71 (1967), p. 311.


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