- Identification and Creation
- Object Number
Attributed to The Diosphos Painter, Greek (c. 500 BCE - c. 475 BCE)
- Lekythos (oil flask): Hunter with Hare and Rabbit
- Work Type
- c. 470 BCE
- Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Europe, Athens (Attica)
- Classical period, Early
- Persistent Link
- Physical Descriptions
- White ground
- H. 20.8 x Dia. 7 cm (8 3/16 x 2 3/4 in.)
- Inscriptions and Marks
- inscription: Above hunter:: KALOS [meaning "beautiful"]
- [Athens, 1897] sold; to Joseph C. Hoppin, Pomfret, CT ( 1899-1925), bequest; to Fogg Art Museum, 1925.
- State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
- Standard Reference Number
- Beazley Archive Database #203118
- Acquisition and Rights
- Credit Line
- Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Joseph C. Hoppin
- Accession Year
- Object Number
- Asian and Mediterranean Art
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- White-ground lekythos. Scene depicts a young hunter who wears only a chlamys and walks to the right with a pole on his left shoulder from which are a dead hare and rabbit. With his right hand he touches the fox while looking back over his right shoulder.
Above him is an inscription: KALOS ("beautiful one")
A pair of addorsed, black palmettes frame the figure on both sides; above the figure, a meander patterns continues around the body. The shoulder is decorated with a chain of five black-figure palmettes. The vessel is intact except for a break at the spout.
- Publication History
Joseph Clark Hoppin and Albert Gallatin, Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, U.S.A.: volume 1, Hoppin and Gallatin Collections, Libraire Ancienne Edouard Champion (Paris, 1926)
George M. A. Hanfmann, Greek Art and Life, An Exhibition Catalogue, exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1950), no. 123.
J. D. Beazley, Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters, The Clarendon Press (Oxford, England, 1963)
John Boardman, Athenian Red Figure Vases: the Archaic Period, Thames and Hudson, Ltd. (New York, 1975)
Gundel Koch-Harnack, Knabenliebe und Tiergeschenke : ihre Bedeutung im päderastischen Erziehungssystem Athens (Berlin, 1983)
Thomas Carpenter, Thomas Mannack, and Melanie Mendonca, ed., Beazley addenda : additional references to ABV, ARV² & Paralipomena, Oxford University Press (UK) (Oxford, 1989)
Judith M. Barringer, The hunt in ancient Greece, The Johns Hopkins University Press (Baltimore, 2001), p. 110/fig. 68
- Exhibition History
Greek Art and Life: From the Collections of the Fogg Art Museum, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and Private Lenders, Fogg Art Museum, 03/07/1950 - 04/15/1950
Unidentified Exhibition, Danforth Museum of Art, Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham, 01/01/1976 - 01/30/1976
32Q: 3620 University Study Gallery, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 08/22/2016 - 01/08/2017
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