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Terracotta kylix (drinking cup)

Attributed to the Painter of London E 100
ca. 460 B.C.
Greek, Attic
Terracotta; red-figure
H. 3 3/16 in. (8.1 cm) diameter 8 5/8 in. (21.9 cm)
Credit Line:
Purchase by subscription, 1896
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Interior, woman with phiale (libation bowl) at altar
Exterior, women at home

The decoration shows scenes in the life of Athenian women. Libations were offered by both men and women. On the outside, women appear in their domestic quarters—with a casket, alabastron (perfume vase), and sandals hung on the wall, and with a male visitor.
Said to be from Capua

Beazley, John D. 1963[1942]. Attic Red-figure Vase-painters, Vols. 1 and 2, 2nd ed. p. 834, no. 2 bottom, Oxford: Clarendon Press.

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