Artist Unknown

The Siamese Painter The Siamese Painter


Kotile Pottery Bowl With Handles

  • Clay
  • Campania Region/Italy
  • Purchased, 1972
  • 149 x 221 x 145mm
  • 72/143

This fourth-century BCE skyphos, or two-handled wine cup, was made in Capua in Southern Italy. The ‘red-figure’ decorative tradition, in which black paint is used to create images from the terracotta surface beneath, which began in Attica, Greece. The athlete pictured here is awkwardly drawn – the painter clearly found arm length a challenge!

(Out of Time, 23 September 2023 – 28 April 2024)

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