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Mount Holyoke 1932.BS.II.5

RED-FIGURE PYXIS (TYPE A)


Lent by the Mount Holyoke College Art Museum (1932 BS II.5)


Height with lid: 6 3/4 in. (17 cm.)


Broken and repaired; missing pieces restored and painted; some repainting on design areas.


Woman, youth, and maid. To the right of a large door a woman is seated holding a ball of wool in her hand. In front of her is a wool basket above which is draped a piece of cloth. Next, a youth leaning on a staff extends an arm with a ball of wool. In his other hand is a piece of cloth. Lastly, a maid carrying a mirror and a piece of drapery, runs to the right towards the door. The mirror's top, the hanging drapery, and the drapery of the youth are partly restored. On the lid, laurel wreath and tongue pattern.

White: balls of wool, wool in basket, fruit of laurel.


Attributed to the Veii Painter [Beazley] ca. 470 - 460 B. C.

The Veii Painter was a member of the Penthesilea workshop. His early work, of which this is an example, is characterized by the lively but careless drawing found on the lesser works of the Penthesilea Painter.


Bibliography

ARV2, 906, no. 109.

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