Description His lyre tumbling to the ground, the youth Tithonus flees the amorous goddess Eos. She grabs his neck while fingering her mantle in the traditional gesture of a demure bride. This theme was a popular subject for red-figure vessels from the early to mid 5th century BC. This "stamnos" (wine container) belongs to a class of vessels which has a low foot in the form of a ring. There are seven known "stamnoi" of this type. All have the same size and proportions and were probably fashioned by the same potter.
- Pandora's Box: Women in Classical Greece. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore; Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas; Antikenmuseum Basel und Sammlung Ludwig, Basel. 1995-1996.
- Déjà Vu? Recurrence. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2007-2008.
- 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 Robert Garrett Collection [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1951, by purchase.
Inscriptions [Transcription] KAΛOΣ; [Transliteration] KALOS
Credit Museum purchase, 1951
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