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Terracotta kylix: Droop cup (drinking cup)

Attributed to the Group of Rhodes 12264
Period:
Archaic
Date:
ca. 540 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; black-figure
Dimensions:
Other: 5 1/16 x 10 in. (12.9 x 25.4 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1906
Accession Number:
06.1021.161
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Exterior, obverse and reverse, Amazonomachy
At the handles, sphinxes

Named after the scholar J.P. Droop who first described the shape, Droop cups were produced between about 540 and 510 B.C. They are characterized by channeling at the top of the stem and, in particular, by the succession of friezes between the main figured zone and the rays at the base of the bowl.
Said to be from Capua (Italy)

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum. United States of America. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Attic Black-Figured Kylikes., Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum. United States of America., Vol. 11, fasc. 2. pls. XXI, XXXIX, Cambridge, Ma: Harvard University Press.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. pp. 60, 202, pl. 42c, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

Beazley, John D. 1956. Attic Black-figure Vase-painters. pp. 192, 689, no. 3, Oxford: Clarendon Press.

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