Description This red-figure alabastron depicts a woman seated on a diphros in profile to the left juggling three balls. She wears a chiton, disc earring and fillet. On the ground in front sits a kalathos above which a lekythos hangs. On the back, a woman in a chiton and sakkos stands frontally, looking left. She holds her left hand up, the right is out at her side. On the right is a klismos facing left with a mantle bundled on the seat. A woman juggling balls or fruit is not an unpopular scene, and many exampes are found on lekythoi. The balls on this vase are likely to be made of wool, as the kalathos suggests, although they are apple-shaped.
Provenance William T. / Henry Walters Collection, Baltimore [date of acquisition unknown], by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by William T. or Henry Walters
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