Agora Object: Agora XXX, no. 1556
Chronology:   Ca. 510-500 B.C.
Deposit:   E 14:5
Published Number:   AV 30.1556
References:   Object: P 7901
Two non-joining fragments of lip and bowl, a with all of one handle preserved, b with start of roots of other. Lip offset on inside and outside. P.H. of a) 0.042; max. dim. b) 0.12; diam. at rim 0.16; est. diam. of tondo 0.08. H. A. Thompson, Hesperia 27, 1958, pl. 45:c; S. Roberts, Hesperia 55, 1986, p. 11, fig. 6 (profile); M. Kilmer, Greek Erotica on Attic Red-Figure Vases, London 1993, cat. no. R 31.

I, man or youth courting boy. Fragment a shows the feet and ankles of each, the man or youth's to right, the boy's to left. Behind the pair, on the left, is the end of a knobby stick. Fragment b preserves above, on the right, part of an aryballos, sponge, and strigil. Written on the inside of the lip:

Reserved line for tondo border. Relief contour. Red:inscription.

For the subject, see 1410. 1556 is mentioned by J. D. Beazley (Some Attic Vases in the Cyprus Museum [Proceedings of the British Academy 33], London 1948, pp. 29--30) and by K. J. Dover (Greek Homosexuality, Cambridge, Mass. 1978, on p. 122: R 31).

Manner of Euphronios (ARV2 one 19, 7); cf. the Gotha Cup (ARV2 20; 1559).