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Terracotta kylix (drinking cup)

Signed by Hieron as potter
Attributed to Makron
ca. 480 B.C.
Greek, Attic
Terracotta; red-figure
5 3/16in. (13.2cm) Other: 13in. (33cm)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1908
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 157
The location of this gathering in the gymnasium is indicated by the sponges and strigil (scraper) suspended in the background. The major action centers around the seated man holding a lyre and the youth to the right playing the double flute.
Said to be from Falerii

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1910. "Department of Classical Art: The Accessions of 1909--III. Vases and Terra-Cottas." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 5 (6): pp. 142-3, fig. 5.

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

Beazley, John D. 1963[1942]. Attic Red-figure Vase-painters, Vols. 1 and 2, 2nd ed. pp. 472, 482, 1654, no. 207, Add. 1, pp. 458-80, Oxford: Clarendon Press.

Cohen, Beth and University of Chicago Press. 1991. "The Literate Potter: A Tradition of Incised Signatures on Attic Vases." Metropolitan Museum Journal, 26: pp. 70, 73, 75, fig. 45.

Kunisch, Norbert. 1997. Makron, Forschungen zur antiken Keramik. II Reihe, Kerameus, Vol. 10. pl. 450, Mainz am Rhein: Verlag Philipp von Zabern.

Ambrosini, Laura. 2005. "Circolazione della Ceramica Attica nell’Agro Falisco e Volsiniese: un Confronto." Orvieto, l'Etruria meridionale interna e l'agro falisco: atti del XII convegno internazionale di studi sulla storia e l'archeologia dell'Etruria, Annali della Fondazione per il Museo Claudio Faina, 12, Giuseppe M. della Fina, ed. p. 311 n 80, Rome: Quasar.

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Two fragments of a terracotta kylix, joins 1979.11.8

Date: ca. 490 B.C. Medium: Terracotta Accession: 1978.11.7b, c On view in:Gallery 157

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Date: ca. 490 B.C. Medium: Terracotta Accession: 1979.11.16 On view in:Not on view

Terracotta kylix (drinking cup), joined by 1978.11.7a,d; 1980.304; 1988.11.5; 1989.43; 1990.170; 1995.540

Date: ca. 490 B.C. Medium: Terracotta Accession: 1979.11.9 On view in:Gallery 157

Terracotta kylix (drinking cup)

Date: ca. 490 B.C. Medium: Terracotta Accession: 1979.11.8 On view in:Gallery 157

Fragments of a terracotta kylix, join 1979.11.8

Date: ca. 490 B.C. Medium: Terracotta Accession: 1988.11.4 On view in:Gallery 157