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E. Vermeule Collection (Buitron No. 55)


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.



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