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Terracotta kylix (drinking cup)

Attributed to the Painter of New York 06.1021.154
Period:
Archaic
Date:
ca. 550 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; black-figure
Dimensions:
Other: 4 13/16 x 10 in. (12.2 x 25.4 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1906
Accession Number:
06.1021.159
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Exterior, obverse and reverse, combat between spectators

Compared with the Little Master cups—the Lip cups and Band cups—that predominated in Athens during the middle of the sixth century B.C., this example shows a deeper bowl that permitted a more expansive scene on the exterior. Such kylikes became established during the third quarter of the century, thanks especially to the innovations of the potter and painter Exekias.
Said to be from Tarentum

Richter, Gisela M. A., Marjorie J. Milne, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1922. Shapes of Greek Vases. New York.

Richter, Gisela M. A. and Marjorie J. Milne. 1935. Shapes and Names of Athenian Vases. p. 25, fig. 159, New York: Plantin Press.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. pp. 59, 201, pl. 41b, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

Bandinelli, Ranuccio Bianchi. 1958. Enciclopedia dell'Arte Antica, Classica e Orientale, Vol. 5. p. 446, fig. 577, Rome: Instituto della Enciclopedia Italiana.

Beazley, John D. 1978[1956]. Attic Black-Figure Vase-Painters. pp. 199, 689, no. 1 top, Add. 1, p. 199, New York: Hacker Art Books.

Gebauer, Jörg. 2002. Pompe und Thysia: Attische Tieropferdarstellungen auf schwarz- und rotfigurigen Vasen. p. 92 n. 412, Münster: Ugarit-Verlag.

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