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E. Vermeule Collection (Buitron No. 50)


Lent by Emily Dickinson Blake Vermeule

Diameter of tondo:3 1/2 in. (8.9 cm.)

Interior: youth holding a hare. A youth with a chlamys draped over his arms, an ivy wreath in his hair, and an anklet on his left leg holds a hare by its ears and hind legs. He is ready to start the hare for coursing. Behind him is his palaestra equipment: sponge and aryballos. Inscribed above, [Κ]ΑΛΟ]Σ (beautiful).

A reserved line frames the tondo.

Red: wreath, inscription, anklet, fillet.

Unattributed ca. 500 - 475 B. C.

The subject, starting a hare for coursing, is popular with late archaic artists. For style one can compare a kyathos in Brussels (Brussels A 2323; ARV2, 333, no. 2) attributed to the Manner of Onesimos (P. Truitt), as well as a cup in Heidelberg (Heidelberg B 52) attributed to the Antiphon Group (D. von Bothmer).



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