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Fragmentary terracotta kylix (drinking cup)

Attributed to the Triptolemos Painter
Period:
Classical
Date:
ca. 460 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; red-figure
Dimensions:
diameter 5 1/4in. (13.4cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1914
Accession Number:
14.105.7
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 157
Interior, athlete

The youth shown here has all the gear of an athlete—shoes, a staff, a pick to loosen the ground when it becomes too packed, an aryballos (oil flask), and a himation (cloak) neatly folded over the goalpost. He is in the process of tying his penis before exercising.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. p. 76, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

Beazley, John D. 1963[1942]. Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters, Vols. 1 and 2, 2nd ed. p. 366, no. 81, Oxford: Clarendon Press.

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