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Terracotta kylix (drinking cup)

Signed by Euphronios as potter
Attributed to Onesimos
Period:
Late Archaic
Date:
ca. 490 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; red-figure
Dimensions:
H. with handle 4 15/16 in. (12.6 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1912 (12.231.2) Anonymous Gift, 1971 (1971.54) Gift of E.D. Blake Vermeule, 1972 (1972.39.1, .2)
Accession Number:
12.231.2
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 157
Interior, Herakles and young boy
Exterior, Herakles fighting the sons of Eurytos; Herakles fighting Ops

Euphronios is probably the best known of the early red-figure artists called the Pioneers. During the latter part of his career, he signs as potter rather than painter, and he collaborates with various painters of whom Onesimos is one of the most accomplished. The representation on the interior shows the almost coloristic effects that Onesimos achieved with dilute glaze as well as his marvelous characterization of Herakles—young, wide-eyed, jaunty, and finely turned out.
Signature: Signed by Euphronios as potter
Said to be from Cervetri

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Williams, Dyfri. 1983. "Herakles, Peisistratos and the Alcmeonids." Image et Céramique Grecque: Actes du Colloque de Rouen, 25-26 Novembre 1982, Francois Lissarrague and Françoise Thelamon, eds. pp. 138, 140, fig. 8, Rouen: Universités de Rouen et du Havre.

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