LARGE ATTIC RED-FIGURE KYLIX
Manner of Epeleios or Euergides, ca. 510 - 500 BC
height cm 13; diam cm 32
With a young man in the central tondo, depicted naked, slightly genuflected and with his hands in a laver. Around, the Greek inscription: HO PAIS KALOS.
The peculiar characteristics of style revoke the design of Epeleios Painter, an Attic cup painter belonging to the "Coarses Wing" characterized by a limited repertoire. The greek inscription is very common and it usually associated to the deppiction of young man under fourteen years of age.
Connor Peter, Jackson Heather (2000) A Catalogue of Greek Vases in the Collection of the University of Melbourne at the Ian Potter Museum of Art, South Melbourne : Macmillan.
From the Schneider collection, Vienna, early 20th century.