Description Pamphaios, one of the premier potters of Athens in this period, made this elegantly shaped "kylix" and signed his name around the thin edge of the foot. Another artist, known as the Nikosthenes Painter, depicted a festive celebration of manhood in the chain of young warriors that runs around the vase's exterior. Each warrior carries his helmet and bears a shield with a unique emblem. The single figure in the "tondo" (circular area) of the vase's interior has a skillfully drawn a scorpion on his shield.
Provenance Merrin Gallery, New York [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1999, by purchase.
Inscriptions [Transcription] Inscribed: PANPHAIOS MEPOIESEN.
Credit Museum purchase with funds provided by the Ancient Art Acquisition Fund, 1999
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