RISD 34.1374a and bBLACK-FIGURE PYXIS WITH LID
Lent by the Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design (34.1374 a and b)
Height with lid: 7 1/16 in. (17.9 cm.) Height without lid: 3 5/8 in. (9.2 cm.)
Chipped at rim of base; lid broken and repaired with some plaster restoration. Glazed inside.
Body: symposion. Five bearded men recline on cushions and mattresses placed on the ground. One holds a kylix, and the other four play musical instruments, flutes and lyres. Behind, a leafless spray of ivy with only the berries (korymboi) depicted. The white of the cushions and dots of the drapery are mostly worn off. On the lid: hunt. A youth with club and chlamys over one arm hunts a hare with the aid of three large dogs. The scene on the body is framed above and below by a double row of dots between lines. The outer rim of the lid has a similar double row of black and white dots between lines; at the base of the knob, ray-like tongues. The edge of the lid is glazed.
Attributed to the Manner of the Haimon Painter [Bothmer]ca. 500 - 474 B. C. This pyxis is similar to two in Berlin (Berlin F 2034 and Berlin F 2035; ABV, 556, no. 442 bis and 442 ter) ascribed to the Manner of the Haimon Painter. They are distinct from a number of pyxides of the Haimon Painter group which are variants of the Nicosthenic form with a black bowl and the picture confined to the lid (Para., 284). The scanty incision on the vague figures of the pyxis is characteristic of the Haimon Painter (Haspels 1936, 131).