Interior, hunter attacking boar Exterior, obverse and reverse, athletes
The workshop of the Penthesilea Painter was the most active purveyor of cups during the second quarter of the fifth century B.C. The tondo here illustrates the artist's facility with his medium. A rocky setting is implied by the curvilinear forms at the sides, the boar's hide is indicated by a few strokes of dilute glaze, and the hunter wields his machaira (knife) in the post of the Tyrant-slayers.
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