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Vermeule Collection (Buitron No. 38)


Lent by Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule, III

Height: 3 5/8 in. (9.2 cm.); Width: 1 9/16 in. (3.9 cm.)

Funerary mound. An elaborately decorated Corinthian helmet sits on a stand which lies on plugs protruding from a mound. Below is the rim of a shield and to the left, the upper part of a greave and a fillet tied around another plug. Behind, the contour of the mound is visible. Above, a detail of the band of decoration is preserved.

Unattributed ca. 500 - 475 B.C.

The shape has been identified as that of an archaic calyx-krater, and the decoration is of a Kleophradean type (D. von Bothmer). For a funerary mound with the departed's equipment compare a white lekythos in New York (New York 35.11.5; ARV2, 744, no. 1).



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