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Terracotta kylix (drinking cup)

Attributed to Makron
Period:
Archaic
Date:
ca. 490 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; red-figure
Dimensions:
H. 3 7/16 in. (8.8 cm) diameter 7 11/16 in. (19.5 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Purchase, 1896
Accession Number:
96.9.191
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 157
Interior, youth and girl dancing with krotala (castanets)

Makron excelled in depictions of conviviality of every kind, whether in the human or mythological realm. He also conveyed the rapport between figures with greater sensitivity than either the Brygos Painter or Douris. Here a young man watches a girl dancing. Although the composition may appear simple, even awkward, the juxtaposition is exceedingly expressive.
McClees, Helen and Christine Alexander. 1933. The Daily Life of the Greeks and Romans: As Illustrated in the Classical Collections, 5th ed. pp. 55, 77, 79, fig. 96, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

McClees, Helen and Christine Alexander. 1941. The Daily Life of the Greeks and Romans: As Illustrated in the Classical Collections, 5th ed. pp. 55, 77, 79, fig. 96, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1946. Attic Red-Figured Vases: A Survey. p. 64, fig. 27, New Haven: Yale University Press.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. pp. 73, 215, pl. 55c, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1958[1946]. Attic Red-Figured Vases: A Survey, Revised Edition, 2nd edn. p. 64, fig. 27, New Haven: Yale University Press.

Beazley, John D. 1963[1942]. Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters, Vols. 1 and 2, 2nd ed. p. 478, no. 319, Oxford: Clarendon Press.

Kunisch, Norbert. 1997. Makron, Forschungen zur antiken Keramik. II Reihe, Kerameus, Vol. 10. pl. 46, Mainz am Rhein: Verlag Philipp von Zabern.

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