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Fragmentary terracotta kylix (drinking cup)

Attributed to the Kiss Painter
Period:
Archaic
Date:
ca. 510–500 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; red-figure
Dimensions:
Overall: 6 x 4 13/16in. (15.3 x 12.2cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1907
Accession Number:
07.286.50
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 157
An intimate moment is captured here with remarkably acute observation as well as with considerable artistic attention to the juxtaposition of nude and clothed forms and the deployment of drapery. The tondo was evidently cut down in antiquity; the hole and the scratches in the youth's thigh indicate the center point that was used to mark the reduced circle.
Said to be from Arezzo

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1946. Attic Red-Figured Vases: A Survey. p. 38, fig. 4, New Haven: Yale University Press.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. p. 76, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

Bandinelli, Ranuccio Bianchi. 1958. Enciclopedia dell'Arte Antica, Classica e Orientale, Vol. 1. pp. 957-58, fig. 1204, Rome: Instituto della Enciclopedia Italiana.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1958[1946]. Attic Red-Figured Vases: A Survey, Revised Edition, 2nd edn. p. 38, fig. 4, New Haven: Yale University Press.

Beazley, John D. 1963[1942]. Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters, Vols. 1 and 2, 2nd ed. p. 177, no. 2 bottom, Oxford: Clarendon Press.

Reeder, Ellen D., Sally Humphreys, Prof. Mary R. Lefkowitz, Francois Lissarrague, Prof. Margot Schmidt, Prof. H. Alan Shapiro, Christianne Sourvinou-Inwood, Prof. Andrew F. Stewart, Froma Zeitlin, Carol Benson, and Brunilde Sismondo Ridgway. 1995. "Women in Classical Greece." Pandora: Women in Classical Greece. p. 193, fig. 41, Baltimore: Walters Art Gallery.

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