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Terracotta kylix (drinking cup)

Attributed to the Antiphon Painter
Period:
Late Archaic
Date:
ca. 500–475 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; red-figure
Dimensions:
H. 3 3/4 in. (9.5 cm); diameter 9 3/8 in. (23.8 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Purchase by subscription, 1896
Accession Number:
96.18.67
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Interior, youth
Exterior, obverse and reverse, athletes

The better preserved side of the exterior shows two youths cleaning their bodies with a strigil. Suspended in the background are a strigil, sandals, and a sponge.
Said to be from Capua

Beazley, John D. 1963[1942]. Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters, Vols. 1 and 2, 2nd ed. p. 340, no. 66, Oxford: Clarendon Press.

Herrmann, John and Christine Kondoleon. 2004. Games for the Gods: The Greek Athlete and the Olympic Spirit. no. 117, pp. 120-21, 134, 185, Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

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