Description This "skyphos," a large drinking cup, depicts a dancer and a "komast," a drunken reveler. The dancer lunges to the right with extended arms, while the "komast" stands in profile holding a "skyphos." These scenes of festivity are fitting for this vessel, which was associated with the "symposium" (men's drinking party). This particular piece bears evidence of ancient repairs: several copper-alloy clamps-some now broken-were used to join the pieces of the damaged vessel, indicating the value of the "skyphos" to the owner even after it had lost its function of holding liquid.
|6/10/1987||Treatment||other; coated; stabilized; cleaned; reconstructed; repaired|
Provenance Sale XVI, Basel, June 30, 1956, no. 132; Paul I. Ilton [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; The Paul I. Ilton Collection Sale, Hans M. F. Schulman, New York, November 21, 1959, no. 637; Walters Art Msueum, 1959, by purchase.
Inscriptions [Transcription, Greek] KAΛOΣ
Credit Museum purchase with funds provided by the S. & A.P. Fund, 1959
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