Attic Red-Figure Kylix Fragment: Hoplite

 

Attic Red-Figure Kylix Fragment: Hoplite

An ancient Attic Greek red-figure kylix fragment depicting a crouching nude hoplite wearing a crested Chalcidian helmet in the tondo, with a feint inscription behind him.

Athens, Attica.
Ca. 510 - 490 BC.
Length: 6 in. (15 cm).

When the technique of the red-figure painting technique began to appear around 530 BC, it introduced a more natural style to represent both Greek scenes of daily life and also the mythology.

There is a comparable scene of a nude hoplite in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, inv. no. 41.162.112, attributed to the vase painter Epiktetos, where the hoplite wears a very similar Chalcidian helmet.

Formerly in a New York private collection.

Inv#: 6937

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