attributed to The Villa Giulia Painter / Red-Figure Kylix / mid 5th century b.c.attributed to The Villa Giulia Painter
Red-Figure Kylix
mid 5th century b.c.

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Creator Name: The Villa Giulia Painter
Creator Qualifier: Attributed to
Creator Nationality: European; Southern European; Greek
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Name-CRT: attributed to The Villa Giulia Painter
Title: Red-Figure Kylix
View: front
Creation Start Date: -46
Creation End Date: -43
Creation Date: mid 5th century b.c.
Creation Place: Attic
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Classification Term: pottery
Materials and Techniques: slip-glazed earthenware
Dimensions: H.3-5/8 x Dia.12 in.
AMICA Contributor: The Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Owner Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
ID Number: 62.41
Credit Line: The John R. Van Derlip Fund

The Villa Giulia Painter was the chief representative of an academic group that specialized in painting calm, harmonious scenes.

The inside scene depicts a seated youth holding a staff. His athletic equipment--bathing sponge; an aryballos, a round, short-necked jar containing rubbing oil; and a curved metal strigil, used for scraping oil and moisture off the skin after exercising--hangs on the wall of the gymnasium.

A shortened form of the kalos, or "love name," eolais appears above the seated youth. Vase painters commonly added these terms of endearment to acknowledge some athlete or youth popular at the time. The names were not necessarily related to the scenes depicted.

AMICA ID: MIA_.62.41
Measurement Unit: in
AMICA Library Year: 2001
Media Metadata Rights: ?The Minneapolis Institute of Arts

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