Obverse, Eos pursuing Tithonos Reverse, boy fleeing
Tithonos on his way to school pursued by Eos, the goddess of dawn, appears to particular effect here, thanks in part to the handling of the shape. The Nolan amphora offers large areas of black glaze that not only set off the figures but even evoke the darkness before dawn. The continuous ornament contributes to the impression of motion around the vase.
Said to be from Gela
Beazley, John D. 1963. Attic Red-figure Vase-painters, Vols. 1 and 2, 2nd ed. p. 383, no. 201, Oxford: Clarendon Press.
Kossatz-Deissmann, Anneliese, Brigitte Servais-Soyez, Fulvio Canciani, Giovannangelo Camporeale, Hans Peter Isler, Ingrid Krauskopf, Odette Touchefeu-Meynier, Marcel Le Glay, and Dr. Jean-Charles Balty. 1986. Atherion-Eros, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Vol. 3. Eos, no. 199, Zürich: Artemis Verlag.
Panvini, Rosalba and Filippo Giudice. 2003. Ta Attika: Veder Greco a Gela Ceramiche Attiche Figurate dall' Antica Colonia no. G53, p. 315, Rome: L'Erma di Bretschneider.