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Terracotta kylix (drinking cup)

Attributed to Makron
Period:
Archaic
Date:
ca. 490–480 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; red-figure
Dimensions:
H. 5 in. (12.7 cm) diameter 11 1/4 in. (28.6 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1906
Accession Number:
06.1152
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 157
Interior, satyr and maenad
Exterior, satyrs and maenads

Makron's satyrs and maenads (male and female followers of Dionysos, the god of wine) are distinguished not only by their vivacity but also by their fine garments and meticulous grooming. Here, Makron has clearly enjoyed depicting flying skirts and hair and the different ways of wearing animal pelts.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1946. Attic Red-Figured Vases: A Survey. p. 82, fig. 63, New Haven: Yale University Press.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. p. 73, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1958[1946]. Attic Red-Figured Vases: A Survey, Revised Edition, 2nd edn. p. 82, fig. 63, New Haven: Yale University Press.

Beazley, John D. 1963[1942]. Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters, Vols. 1 and 2, 2nd ed. p. 463, no. 52, Oxford: Clarendon Press.

von Bothmer, Dietrich. 1972. Greek Vase Painting: An Introduction. no. 19, pp. 6, 46-47, 53, 68, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

von Bothmer, Dietrich. 1975. "Notable Acquisitions, 1965-1975." The Metropolitan Museum of Art, :

Kunisch, Norbert. 1997. Makron, Forschungen zur antiken Keramik. II Reihe, Kerameus, Vol. 10. pl. 151, Mainz am Rhein: Verlag Philipp von Zabern.

Picón, Carlos A. 2007. Art of the Classical World in the Metropolitan Museum of Art: Greece, Cyprus, Etruria, Rome no. 116, pp. 107, 428, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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