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Terracotta kylix: band-cup (drinking cup)

Attributed to the Tleson Painter
Attributed to Tleson as potter
Period:
Archaic
Date:
ca. 550–540 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; black-figure
Dimensions:
H. 4 1/16 in. (10.3 cm) diameter 5 9/16 in. (14.1 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Gift of F. W. Rhinelander, 1898
Accession Number:
98.8.16
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Obverse, siren and panther;
Reverse, two sphinxes

The band-cup was produced concurrently with the lip-cup. The
two shapes are often designated "Little Master cups," owing
to their small scale. Some artists, such as Tleson and his
painter-collaborator, worked on both shapes. the ban-cup is
a darker vase than the lip cup, with the decoration confined
to a clay-colored zone between the handles. The motifs,
however, tend to be similar.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. p. 60, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

Beazley, John D. 1978[1956]. Attic Black-Figure Vase-Painters. p. 181, no. 48, New York: Hacker Art Books.

Kossatz-Deissmann, Anneliese, Brigitte Servais-Soyez, Fulvio Canciani, Giovannangelo Camporeale, Hans Peter Isler, Ingrid Krauskopf, Odette Touchefeu-Meynier, Marcel Le Glay, and Dr. Jean-Charles Balty. 1981–1999. Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Vols. 1-8. Zürich: Artemis Verlag Zurich und Munchen.

Kossatz-Deissmann, Anneliese, Brigitte Servais-Soyez, Fulvio Canciani, Giovannangelo Camporeale, Hans Peter Isler, Ingrid Krauskopf, Odette Touchefeu-Meynier, Marcel Le Glay, and Dr. Jean-Charles Balty. 1994. Oidipous-Theseus, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Vol. 7. Sphinx, no. 105, Zürich: Artemis Verlag Zurich und Munchen.

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