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Terracotta kylix (drinking cup)

Attributed to a follower of Makron
Period:
Classical
Date:
mid-5th century B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; red-figure
Dimensions:
H. 3 7/8 in. (9.9 cm); diameter 9 1/4 in. (23.5 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Purchase by subscription, 1896
Accession Number:
96.18.68
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Interior, man with staff
Exterior, obverse, warriors arming and youth;
reverse, men and youth

The figures depicted on this cup indicate the fine line between athletes and warriors. The young men with their cloaks and staves need only a change of equipment to go to war.
Said to be from Capua

Beazley, John D. 1963[1942]. Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters, Vols. 1 and 2, 2nd ed. p. 809, no. 16, Oxford: Clarendon Press.

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