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eagerly, with a fragrant sprig in her left hand and the right arm extended. In the minor group on this half, a woman steps quickly up to a youth, puts one foot between his feet, takes him by the arm with one hand, and stretches out the other towards his face. She wears chiton and himation, and the ends of her hair are tied in a small bun. The youth leans on his stick, holding a flower, in the same attitude as the man in the major group.

On B, in the middle, a woman with outstretched arms approaches a man. Her attitude is much the same as in the group just described, but the man is distinctly less interested than his companions and the woman is a shade less confident. The man has no flower. The ends of his hair are twisted up into a small bun behind. The woman's hair is in rolls behind the ear. She wears chiton, himation, ear-rings, and her chiton has the flounce, serving as 'false sleeves', which we have seen already inside the cup. (The other four women have the more usual kind of false sleeves.) The man's left elbow is repainted and there is a little retouching in the part of himation to right of it.

In the group of woman and youth on the right of this, the attitude of the woman is much the same as in the last two groups, and with full confidence she advances to embrace the youth, who holds out a flower towards her. She wears chiton, himation, ear-rings, and her hair in a saccos of the same type as Aphrodite's in the Menelaos scene on the signed skyphos no. 140.

In the left-hand group on this half, a man — of a different disposition from the other — sits on a cushioned folding-stool, holding a flower, and is approached by a girl who bends her head and extends her arms as if ready to climb on to his lap: if so, the next movement would be shown on a cup by Makron in New York.1 The girl has taken off her himation, for freer play, and wears only a chiton, with two kolpoi, ear-rings, and a saccos of the same form as the woman in the group just described. A troublesome restoration has taken the place of the missing right hand and forearm; small parts of the man's thighs are also restored.

A large flute-case, with the mouthpiece-box, is suspended in the field to right of the first man, and at the right corner of the picture a net-bag containing apples or other round things. Under each handle, as often in Makron, a seat with a cushion on it. Part of one seat is missing. The brown inner markings on the men's bodies are lost in the photograph. Red for flowers, wreaths, head-fillets, and the tags at the ends of the carrying-loop of the flute-case.

This is an ordinary specimen of Makron's style in its fully developed phase, an ample and handsome style.


G. M. A. Richter, AJA 21 (1917), p. 4; MIT 1950, p. 80, fig. 23; Marcadé 1962, p. 74, illus.; C. H. Whitman, 1964, Aristophanes and the Comic Hero, Cambridge, Mass., Published for Oberlin College by Harvard University Press, cover; A. H. Ashmead and K. M. Phillips, Jr., AJA 70 (1966), p. 368; Para., p. 378, no. 149; E. R. Knauer, 1973, 125 BWPr, p. 25, note 73; M. Stadler, Hefte des archäologischen Seminars der Universität Bern 7 (1981), pp. 34-35; Kurtz & Sparkes 1982, pp. 29, 32, 43-45, 50 (D. von Bothmer); C. Isler-Kerényi, AntK 27 (1984), p. 158, note 46; Parthenon-Kongress, p. 78 (T. Seki); I. Peschel, 1987, Die Hetäre bei Symposion und Komos in der attisch-rotfigurigen Vasenmalerei des 6.-4. Jahrh. v. Chr., Frankfurt am Main; New York: P. Lang, pp. 108-109, 187, 206, 445, no. 69, pl. 69; Beazley Addenda 2, p. 245.

142. 89.272 (R. 389) CUP from Vulci PLATE LXXXI, 3 and PLATE LXXX, 2

Diameter 0.332, height 0.14. Gerhard AV. pl. 282; AZ. 1885 pl. 18 and pl. 19, 1 (Wernicke); the shape, Caskey G. p. 183 fig. 137. I, youth and boy; A-B, men and boys. About 490-480 B.C., by Makron (Wernicke in AZ. 1885 pp. 259-61; Hartwig p. 295 no.5; Edward Robinson p. 142; VA. p. 105 no. 69; Att. V. p. 217 no. 95; ARV.1 p. 310 no. 143; ARV.2 p. 472 no. 200).

The cup is of Type B. The potter-work is by Hieron. The preservation is not good.

Inside, a youth, leaning on his stick, addresses a boy. Both wear himatia, and the boy is closely wrapped up in his. A chip to right of the youth's back. The wreaths are done in red.

Outside, three pairs on each half. On B, the boys stand still, wrapped in their himatia, and do not react. The men lean on their sticks, and two of them speak, the third looks only. What we call A is the more varied half. In the middle group, the boy sets his foot forward in an attitude of great assurance; his right hand is no longer concealed in his himation but thrust out: he is evidently speaking and putting his own point of view. The man holds a flower. In the left-hand group, the boy, who seems a little older than his companions, and wears his himation in the same way as the men, also shows assurance. The man holds a net-bag, the boy a sprig in one hand, and in the other a special sort of


1 New York 12.231.1: Pfuhl fig. 448; Richter and Hall pl. 51: ARV.1 p. 307 no. 102; ARV.2 p. 468 no. 146.

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