ostracon ancient art



Attic Skyphos with Men and Rams, CHC Group, 500-490 BC

Large black-figure skyphos decorated with reclining men facing rams. Female attendants on either side walk away as they look back.

The men rest on mats, their elbows propped on pillows, three loaves of bread at their sides.

The resting men are of different ages, the older one has a beard. Both wear the petasos, the hat of travelers and farmers, and are dressed in a white chiton and a heavy himation decorated with red dots.

The rams in front of them show incisions and details in applied red and white color.

The rim decorated with ivy that has degenerated to rows of dots with a line between. A frieze of elongated blobs just above the foot.

With similar incisions on the rams and close in shape and size, cf. Beazley vase no. 46527.
For the motif, cf. Beazley nos. 306348 and 306350.

Fine condition, rare motif. Reassembled from four fragments.
H. 13.9 cm (5.5 in), D. 18.5 cm (7.3 in)
W. over handles 25.5 cm (10 in)

Ex collection Dr. Ferdinand Mainzer (1871-1943), thence by descent.

4800 USD

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