Attic Red-Figure Kylix
The Triptolemos Painter
ca. 490 B.C.
Lent by The Toledo Museum of Art; gift of Edward Drummond Libbey
h. 13.5 cm; d. of rim
32.3 cm; w. with handles 41.0 cm; d. of foot 12.2 cm. Mended from fragments,
missing pieces restored in plaster.
Boxer and trainer. Exterior, Side A:
boxers. Side B:
javelin-throwers. Graffito underneath foot: X. For detailed
information on condition and description of scene, with discussion of and
bibliography for iconography, see CVA,
The Triptolemos Painter decorated both large vases and cups. He is
connected with the cup-painter Douris by a signature, by certain aspects of
subsidiary decoration and by potterwork (ARV2,
). There is evidence that he worked for the potters Euphronios,
Python, Brygos, and, in the case of the Toledo cup, for Hieron. In this cup one
can see both his careless and his careful work: contrast the drawing of the
meander bordering the tondo and that of his figure work. On other cups, in
scenes of the palaestra, the Triptolemos Painter shows athletes jumping,
athletes throwing the discus, and athletes victorious.
CVA, USA 17, Toledo 1, pls. 51
and 52, pp. 32-34 (with further bibliography), figs. 8, 9, and