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Fragmentary terracotta kylix (drinking cup)

Attributed to the Calliope Painter
Period:
Classical
Date:
ca. 430 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; red-figure
Dimensions:
width 4 1/4in. (10.8cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1912
Accession Number:
12.229.12
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 159
Interior, Apollo and Kalliope
Exterior, lower bodies of two figures

The Kalliope Painter was a somewhat older colleague in the same workshop as the Eretria Painter. He specialized in cups—this one is his namepiece. It shows the god Apollo seated in a chair. The standing woman is Kalliope. In the fifth century B.C., the muses were not associated with specific arts, as later. Kalliope, however, was often considered the mother of Orpheus.
Inscription: Inscribed: "Kalliope"
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1913. "Department of Classical Art: The Accessions of 1912, Vases." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 8 (7): p. 157, fig. 9.

Bandinelli, Ranuccio Bianchi. 1958. Enciclopedia dell'Arte Antica, Classica e Orientale, Vol. 2. p. 277, fig. 415, Rome: Instituto della Enciclopedia Italiana.

Beazley, John D. 1963[1942]. Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters, Vols. 1 and 2, 2nd ed. p. 1259, no. 3, Oxford: Clarendon Press.

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.

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. 1984. Aphrodisias-Athena, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Vol. 2. Apollon, no. 693, Zürich: Artemis Verlag Zurich und Munchen.

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. 1992. Kentauroi-Oiax, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Vol. 6. Mousa, Mousai, no. 66, Zürich: Artemis Verlag Zurich und Munchen.

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