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Running Warrior


Description Conservation Exhibitions Provenance Inscription Credit
Description The tondo of the kylix shows a youthful warrior with long curly hair. He is nude except for his Attic helmet and holds a spear and a large round shield decorated with a horse, of which only the back is visible. He seems to be running from an enemy on the left: his head, shield, and spear are turned backwards (left), while he is fleeing in the opposite direction. The artist skillfully explores the various angles of the twisted body and fits it nicely into the circular shape of the tondo. The inscription in red translates to: "the boy is beautiful."
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
5/01/1945Treatmentrepaired; loss compensation; coated
1/09/1988Treatmentcleaned; coated; reconstructed; loss compensation
6/09/2008Treatmentexamined for technical study; cleaned; loss compensation
Exhibitions
  • In Search of Ancient Treasure: 40 Years of Collecting. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1978.
  • Heroes: Mortals and Myths in Ancient Greece. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore; Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville; San Diego Museum Of Art, San Diego; Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation (USA), New York. 2009-2011.
Provenance Somzée Collection, Brussels [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Sale, May 20-25, 1901, no. 36; Sale, Hôtel Drouot, 1910, no. 146; Jerome Stonborough, before 1940 [mode of acquisition unknown]; Sale, Parke-Bernet Galleries, October 18, 1940, no. 82; Charles L. Morley, New York [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1945, by purchase.
Inscriptions [Transcription] In the tondo to the right of the warrior: HO ΠΑΙΣ; [Transcription] In the tondo between the warrior's legs: ΚΑΛΟΣ
Credit Museum purchase, 1945

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Period
ca. 510 BC (Archaic)
Medium
terracotta
(Ceramics)
Accession Number
48.1920
Measurements
With handles H: 5 x W: 15 11/16 x Diam: 12 5/16 in. (12.7 x 39.8 x 31.3 cm); H at rim: 4 3/4 in. (12 cm)
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Not On View

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