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Kylix with Woman and Music Lesson
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Kylix with Woman and Music Lesson


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Description This red-figure kylix depicts a woman standing to the left in the tondo. She extends her right hand in which she holds a length of a wool that comes out of a kalathos on the ground before her. Behind on the upper right hangs a mirror. She wears a chiton, mantle, and fillet. On the front side are three youths in a music lesson. On the left, a youth sits to the right on a diphros holding a barbiton upright on his lap with his left hand and a plectron in the right which is attached to the instrument by a string. A bag hangs behind him. An older youth in the center sits frontally on a diphros, head to the left. In his outstretched right hand he has a staff, and in the left he holds a bag on his lap. Between them hangs a pair of sandals, one in profile, the other shown from the bottom. On the right another youth stands to the left, holding out a lyre in his right hand; a plectron hangs from a string attached to the lyre. All three wear a mantle and fillet. On the back three youths are again depicted in a music lesson. On the left, a youth playing auloi sits on a diphros in profile to the right. A pair of sandals hangs behind him as on the front. In the center another youth stands in profile to the left. A flute case and a bag hang between them. On the right, a third youth stands to the left holding out a lyre in his right hand; a plectron hangs from a string attached to it. All three wear mantle and fillet.
Provenance Don Marcello Massarenti Collection, Rome [1897 cat. no. 241]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1902, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Transcription] In the tondo to the left of the woman's head: ΗΟ ΠΑΙΣ; [Transcription] On the front, running horizontally slightly below the rim: ΗΟ ΠΑΙΣ ΚΑΛΟ [Σ]; [Transcription] On the back, running horizontally slightly below the rim: ΗΟ ΠΑΙΣ ΚΑΛΟΣ
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters with the Massarenti Collection, 1902

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Period
ca. 470-460 BC (Classical)
Medium
terracotta
(Ceramics)
Accession Number
48.93
Measurements
H with handles: 3 7/8 x Diam with handles: 12 1/2 in. (9.9 x 31.7 cm); Diam at mouth: 9 9/16 in. (24.3 cm); Diam at foot: 3 13/16 in. (9.7 cm)
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