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Terracotta kylix (drinking cup)

Signed by Hieron as potter
Attributed to Makron
Period:
Classical
Date:
ca. 480 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; red-figure
Dimensions:
H. 5 3/16 in. (13.2 cm) diameter 13 1/4 in. (33.7 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1912
Accession Number:
12.231.1
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 157
Interior, man courting woman
Exterior, obverse and reverse, couples; each figure is named

Scenes with amorous encounters bring out Makron's particular talents. Not only does he dispose the figures easily in a wide variety of poses but he also revels in the depiction of women's drapery and the underlying body.
Signature: Signed by Hieron as potter

Inscription: Inscribed on the interior: "Antiphanes is most handsome; fair" for the woman. Exterior, Charinides with Aphrodisia; Sionysigenes; Lakrias and Naulkeia. (The latter is called beautiful); Nikostrate with Nikon; Kallistrate with Eulkes; Peleia with Nikosthenes.
Said to be from Vulci

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Richter, Gisela M. A. 1927. Handbook of the Classical Collection. pp. 117-18, 120, fig. 75, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1930. Handbook of the Classical Collection. pp. 117-18, 120, fig. 75, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

McClees, Helen and Christine Alexander. 1933. The Daily Life of the Greeks and Romans: As Illustrated in the Classical Collections, 5th ed. pp. 55, 57, fig. 70, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Richter, Gisela M. A. and Marjorie J. Milne. 1935. Shapes and Names of Athenian Vases. p. 25, fig. 166, New York: Plantin Press.

McClees, Helen and Christine Alexander. 1941. The Daily Life of the Greeks and Romans: As Illustrated in the Classical Collections, 5th ed. pp. 55, 57, fig. 70, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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Richter, Gisela M. A. 1950. The Sculpture and Sculptors of the Greeks, 3rd edn. pp. 97, 441, fig. 288, New Haven: Yale University Press.

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Bandinelli, Ranuccio Bianchi. 1958. Enciclopedia dell'Arte Antica, Classica e Orientale, Vol. 4. p. 31, fig. 42, Rome: Instituto della Enciclopedia Italiana.

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Tiverios, Michalis A. 1989. Perikleia Panathenaia: A Krater of the Painter of Munich 2335. p. 119, Thessalonikē: Andromeda Oxford Limited.

Kunisch, Norbert. 1997. Makron, Forschungen zur antiken Keramik. II Reihe, Kerameus, Vol. 10. pl. 301, Mainz am Rhein: Verlag Philipp von Zabern.

Llewellyn-Jones, Lloyd. 2002. "A Woman's View? Dress, Eroticism, and the Ideal Female Body in Athenian Art." Women's Dress in the Ancient Greek World, Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones, ed. p. 197 n. 74, London: Gerald Duckworth.

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