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Terracotta kylix (drinking cup)

Attributed to the Euergides Painter
Period:
Archaic
Date:
ca. 510 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; red-figure
Dimensions:
4 5/8in. (11.8cm) Other: 13 5/16in. (33.8cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1909
Accession Number:
09.221.47
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Interior, wreathed youth with flowers
Exterior, obverse and reverse, athletes

The youths on the exterior are practicing with jumping weights, preparing to hurl the javelin, and throwing the diskos. There are two Etruscan inscriptions on the underside of the foot.
Inscription: Inscribed: "the boy is handsome, indeed."
Said to be from southern Etruria

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. 1.

Alexander, Christine. 1933[1925]. Greek Athletics. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. pp. 73-74, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

Beazley, John D. 1963[1942]. Attic Red-figure Vase-painters, Vols. 1 and 2, 2nd ed. p. 91, no. 52, Oxford: Clarendon Press.

Mertens, Joan R. 2010. How to Read Greek Vases. pp. 17-8, fig. 8, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

de Puma, Richard Daniel. 2013. Etruscan Art in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. p. 306, New Haven and London: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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