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Fragment of a terracotta skyphos (deep drinking cup)

Attributed to the Palermo Painter
Period:
Classical
Date:
ca. 430–400 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, South Italian, Lucanian
Medium:
Terracotta; red-figure
Dimensions:
Overall: 8 x 5 1/4in. (20.3 x 13.3cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1911
Accession Number:
11.212.12
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 161
Enthroned Zeus

The Palermo Painter was a follower of the Amykos Painter but shows a much greater interest in detail and texture. The king of the gods sits on a throne whose armrest is embellished with a lion and a small face. He holds a scepter surmounted by a bird. Eros, god of love, hovers with a wreath and looks back at a figure who may be the seated Hera, Zeus's wife.
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Thimme, Jürgen. 1976. Kunst und Kultur der Kykladeninseln im 3. Jahrtausend v. Chr.: Ausstellung unter d. Patronat des International Council of Museums ICOM im Karlsruher Schloss vom 25. Juni-10. Oktober 1976. no. 56, pp. 76-77, Karlsruhe: Müller.

Kossatz-Deissmann, Anneliese, Brigitte Servais-Soyez, Fulvio Canciani, Giovannangelo Camporeale, Hans Peter Isler, Ingrid Krauskopf, Odette Touchefeu-Meynier, Marcel Le Glay, and Dr. Jean-Charles Balty. 1981–1999. Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Vols. 1-8. Zürich: Artemis Verlag Zurich und Munchen.

Mayo, Margaret Ellen and Kenneth Hamma. 1982. The Art of South Italy: Vases from Magna Graecia no. 3, p. 58, 309-10, Richmond: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.

Kossatz-Deissmann, Anneliese, Brigitte Servais-Soyez, Fulvio Canciani, Giovannangelo Camporeale, Hans Peter Isler, Ingrid Krauskopf, Odette Touchefeu-Meynier, Marcel Le Glay, and Dr. Jean-Charles Balty. 1986. Atherion-Eros, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Vol. 3. Eros, no. 910, Zürich: Artemis Verlag Zurich und Munchen.

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Kossatz-Deissmann, Anneliese, Brigitte Servais-Soyez, Fulvio Canciani, Giovannangelo Camporeale, Hans Peter Isler, Ingrid Krauskopf, Odette Touchefeu-Meynier, Marcel Le Glay, and Dr. Jean-Charles Balty. 1988. Eros-Herakles, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Vol. 4. Hera, no. 252, Zürich: Artemis Verlag Zurich und Munchen.

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Kossatz-Deissmann, Anneliese, Brigitte Servais-Soyez, Fulvio Canciani, Giovannangelo Camporeale, Hans Peter Isler, Ingrid Krauskopf, Odette Touchefeu-Meynier, Marcel Le Glay, and Dr. Jean-Charles Balty. 1997. Thespiades-Zodiacus, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Vol. 8. Zeus, no. 119, Zürich: Artemis Verlag Zurich und Munchen.

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