Exterior, obverse, Eos (goddess of dawn) pursuing Tithonos Reverse, Eos pursing Kephalos
Eos, the goddess of dawn, is shown with Tithonos and Kephalos, who are on their way to school before sunrise. Though summarily executed, the scenes are perfectly suited to the low walls of a stemless cup, and they effectively contrast the eager goddess and the recalcitrant schoolboys.
Said to be from Capua
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