13 October 2020
AN ATTIC RED-FIGURED KYLIX
RELATED TO THE EPELEIOS PAINTER, CIRCA 510 B.C.
12 ½ in. (31.7 cm.) diameter, excluding handles
Art Market, Italy, by 1963.
with N. Koutoulakis (1910-1996), Geneva.
Acquired by the current owner from the above, 1991.
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J.D. Beazley, Attic Red-figure Vase-painters, Oxford, 1963, p. 152, no. 7.
Beazley Archive Pottery Database no. 201393.
The Epeleios Painter belongs to Beazley's "Coarser Wing" of red-figure cup painters working under the influence of Oltos. The tondo of the present cup, featuring a youthful warrior running to the left with two dolphins as the shield blazon, is emblematic of his oeuvre. As P. Connor and H. Jackson observe (pp. 128-129 in A Catalogue of Greek Vases in the Collection of the University of Melbourne) the Epeleios Painter had a limited repertoire of komasts, athletes and warriors and favored simple forms but imbued his figures with wide gestures and energetic movements.
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