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Terracotta kylix (drinking cup)

Attributed to the Washing Painter
Period:
Classical
Date:
ca. 420 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; red-figure
Dimensions:
H.: 3 1/4 in. (8.3 cm) Diam.: 9 1/2 in. (24.1 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1909
Accession Number:
09.221.38
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Interior, two youths
Exterior, obverse and reverse, men and youths

Kylikes predominate numerically in the oeuvre of the Eretria Painter, although they do not always represent his most innovative work. This cup shows the persistence of the theme of men and youths into the last quarter of the fifth century B.C. and the increasing looseness in the handling of the red-figure technique. Indeed, the magnificent palmette ornament is the most structured part of the decoration.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. pp. 101, 241, pl. 81g, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

Beazley, John D. 1963[1942]. Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters, Vols. 1 and 2, 2nd ed. p. 1255, no. 94, Oxford: Clarendon Press.

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