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AN ATTIC RED-FIGURED KYLIX
PROPERTY FROM A MANHATTAN PRIVATE COLLECTION
AN ATTIC RED-FIGURED KYLIX

MANNER OF THE ANTIPHON PAINTER, CIRCA EARLY 5TH CENTURY B.C.

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AN ATTIC RED-FIGURED KYLIX
MANNER OF THE ANTIPHON PAINTER, CIRCA EARLY 5TH CENTURY B.C.
9 5/8 in. (24.4 cm.) diameter, excluding handles
Provenance
Acquired by the current owner by 1987.

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Lot Essay

The komos, the ritualistic wine-soaked procession after a symposium, was a favorite subject for vase-painters on drinking vessels. The komast depicted in this tondo is in a state of euphoria; he dances with one foot in the air, balancing a skyphos in his right hand and holding a walking stick in his left. An inscription reading HO PAIS KALOS ("the boy is beautiful") is in the field. For a related scene and a discussion of the subject, see fig. 13, pp. 139-147 in J. Oakley, The Greek Vase: Art of the Storyteller.

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