No. G 23
Date Range: Attic, red-figured, 460-450 BC
H. 16cm, Diameter 19cm
Attributed to the Brussels- Painter

  • Skyphos front view
  • Skyphos back view

This large beaker was a common drinking vessel. He has two horseshoe-shaped handles and is sometimes denominated as kotyle.
The skyphos of our collection contains about 2,5 liter, but other vessels of this type can have a capacity up to 8 liter. The two pictures on the forefront and the backside are coherent to each other. A young man with a lyre is waiting for a hetaera to accompany him to a symposium. The young man wears a coat and in his hair he has a bandage. The lyre, a stringed instrument, is decorated with a taenia. Above this figure is the inscription “KALOS” (beautiful).
The girl is depicted in current movement. She wears a chiton and a coat. Her headgear, the sakkos, denotes her as a hetaera. The inscription “KALE” is the female term of “beautiful”.




G. Schwarz in: M. Lehner - Th. Lorenz - G. Schwarz, Griechische und italische Vasen aus der Sammlung des Instituts für Klassische Archäologie der Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz, Veröffentlichungen des Instituts für Klassische Archäologie der Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz (Graz 1993) 42-44

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