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Terracotta cup with appliqués

ca. 150–100 B.C.
Greek, Pergamene
H.: 5 3/4 in. (14.6 cm)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1906
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 164
Applied decoration: head of a maenad between Erotes playing

Drinking cups comprise the most important class of Pergamene relief ware. The genre may have been developed for libations and feasts celebrated in the context of the ruler cult of the Attalids, the royal dynasty that ruled Pergamon in the third and second centuries B.C.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. pp. 132, 270, pl. 110i, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

Schäfer, Jörg. 1968. Hellenistische Keramik aus Pergamon, Pergamenische Forschungen, Vol. 2. p. 100, Berlin: Walter de Gruyter & Co.

Hübner, Gerhild. 1993. Die Applikenkeramik von Pergamon: eine Bildersprache im Dienst des Herrscherkultes, Pergamenische Forschungen, Vol. 7. no. 77, p. 190, pl. 10, Berlin: Walter de Gruyter & Co.

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