AN ATTIC RED FIGURE DRINKING CUP ATTRIBUTED TO THE WORKSHOP OF THE CODRUS PAINTER
CIRCA 430 B.C.
The tondo with a naked male athlete facing right, with arms outstretched, the exterior with black gloss. On the underside of base with dotted circle decoration, repaired from multiple fragments however all original. This kylix is attributed to the workshop of the Codras Painter and may be by his own hand. Measures 8.25 inches in diameter including handles.
Provenance: Charles Ede, London; 1977
Original certificate included with purchase.
The Codrus Painter was a painter of cups and vases with a distinct style and was active during the 5th cent BC and was from Athens . He is named after Codrus, a legendary Athenian king depicted on one of his most characteristic vases. He was active as an artist during the rule of Pericles, as the Parthenon was built and as the troubled times of the Peloponnesian War began.