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Terracotta kylix (drinking cup)

6th century B.C.
Greek, Laconian
Terracotta; black-figure
H. 5 in. (12.7 cm) diameter 7 3/8 in. (18.8 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of The American Society for the Exploration of Sardis, 1914
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 152
Carefully drawn patterns cover the outside and the inner rim of this vase; a sphinx decorates the interior medallion.
Excavated at Sardis

Metzger, Henri. 1951. Les représentations dans la céramique attique du IVe siècle. p. 59, fig. 27, Paris: E. de Boccard.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. pp. 41, 188, pl. 28g, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

Oliver, Andrew Jr. 1968. "Lydia." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, 26(5): p. 199, fig. 8.

von Bothmer, Dietrich. 1972. Greek Vase Painting: An Introduction. no. 4, pp. 15, 68, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Mertens, Joan R. 2010. How to Read Greek Vases. p. 59, fig. 27, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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