Attic red-figure askos shaped as a lobster claw and showing a symposiast - ROM2004_1115_2

ROM2004_1115_2

Attic red-figure askos shaped as a lobster claw and showing a symposiast

Maker: Attributed to the Class of Seven Lobster-Claws
Medium:Wheel-thrown and mould-made earthenware, slip-painted
Geography: Made in Athens, Greece; from Vulci, Italy
Date: about 470-460 BC
Period: Greek Classical period
Dimensions:
7.5 x 15.2 x 7.1 cm
Object number: 919.5.26
Credit Line: Sigmund Samuel Collection
On view
Gallery Location:Gallery of Greece
Description

This askos (flask) is mould-made in the shape of a lobster's claw and has a wheel-made spout. The body is decorated in the red-figure technique with a youth reclining on pillows at a symposium. He holds a drinking cup (skyphos), wears a wreath and is draped from the waist down. Above him a fillet hangs on the wall, and a painted inscription reads "ho pais kalos" ("the boy is beautiful").

This vase is attributed to a painter near the Splanchnopt Painter, and to the potters of the Class of the Seven Lobster-Claws by Beazley.

Collection:
Greek World
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