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Terracotta kylix: Siana cup (drinking cup)

Period:
Archaic
Date:
ca. 560 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; black-figure
Dimensions:
H. 5 3/8 in. (13.7 cm) diameter 11 1/4 in. (28.6 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1912
Accession Number:
12.234.2
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Interior, rooster
Exterior, obverse and reverse, male head; at the handles, deer and panthers

While the figural decoration is not comfortably placed, the palmette chain in the handle zone is well adapted to its position on the cup.
Said to be from near Naples

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. p. 59, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

Richter, Gisela M. A., Grace Crowfoot, and Donald Benjamin Harden. 1956. "Part I: Ceramics from c. 700 B.C. to the Fall of the Roman Empire." A History of Technology: The Mediterranean Civilizations and the Middle Ages, c. 700 B.C. to c. A.D. 1500, Vol. 2, Charles Singer, Eric John Holmyard, Alfred Rupert Hall, and Trevor Williams, eds. p. 263, fig. 240, Oxford: Clarendon Press.

Kallipolitis-Feytmans, Denise. 1980. "La coupe Athènes 17873 et le peintre de Kallis." Bulletin de Correspondance Hellénique, 104 (1): p. 320, ns. 10, 14.

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