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Terracotta kylix (drinking cup)

Attributed to Psiax
Period:
Archaic
Date:
ca. 515 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; red-figure
Dimensions:
Overall: 4 3/8 x 11 1/4 in. (11.1 x 28.6 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1914
Accession Number:
14.146.1
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 157
Interior, archer leading horse
Exterior, obverse, combat; reverse, warrior mounting chariot

Psiax was a potter and painter who used all of the techniques that were current during the last decades of the sixth century B.C.—black-figure, red-figure, Six's technique, white ground. Like the Amasis Painter in many respects, he was a meticulous draftsman who particularly favored works on a small scale. This cup is one of this most characteristic and successful achievements.
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Richter, Gisela M. A. 1946. Attic Red-Figured Vases: A Survey. pp. 10, 44-45, figs. 10, 15-16, New Haven: Yale University Press.

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Richter, Gisela M. A. 1958[1946]. Attic Red-Figured Vases: A Survey, Revised Edition, 2nd edn. pp. 10, 44-45, figs. 10, 15-16, New Haven: Yale University Press.

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