E. Vermeule Collection (Buitron No. 55)FRAGMENT OF A KYLIX
Lent by Emily Dickinson Blake Vermeule
Height: 3 3/16 in. (8 cm.); Width: 2 5/8 in. (6.7 cm.)
Three pieces preserved.
The fragment, from the interior of a kylix, preserves the head and shoulders of two youths. One wears a himation over one shoulder and holds a sprouting staff; the other wears his mantle over the back of his head. Both wear broad fillets. Inscribed above [ΚΑ]ΛΟΣ (beautiful). A border of stopped meanders with cross-squares frames the tondo. Dilute glaze: details of the abdominal muscles of one youth. Red: fillets, the inscription.
Attributed to Douris [Bothmer] ca. 480 - 470 B. C. The meander border and use of a kalos name suggest that the fragment belongs to Douris' middle period. The subject is probably a courting scene.