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Bowdoin 1930.8

FRAGMENT OF A CALYX-KRATER


Lent by the Bowdoin College Museum of Art; gift of E. P. Warren (1930.8)


Height: 3 9/16 in. (9 cm.); length: 7 1/2 in. (19 cm.)


Symposion. On the left is a couch with doubled up striped cushions against which two men recline. Each holds a sash or broad fillet in one hand. Below, a corner of their eating table is visible. To the right a flute girl with an apicate fillet on her short hair puffs away on a flute. She looks to the right towards another couch where two men probably recline, the knees and one arm of one visible. Above are suspended a diptych and another sash.

Dilute glaze: stripes of the cushions, dots around the nipples of the man.


Attributed to the Painter of the Woolly Satyrs [Beazley] ca. 460 - 450 B. C.

The Painter of the Woolly Satyrs was a follower of the Niobid Painter but less formal. On this fragment his interest in foreshortening and his markedly individual style are evident especially in the hands of the men, which are convincingly foreshortened, and in the expressive but disfiguring distension of the girl's cheeks.


Bibliography

ARV2, 613, no. 5; Herbert 1964, 70, no. 189.

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