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Terracotta kylix (drinking cup)

Attributed to Psiax
Period:
Archaic
Date:
ca. 520 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; bilingual
Dimensions:
H. 5 in. (12.7 cm) diameter 12 3/8 in. (31.5 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1914
Accession Number:
14.146.2
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 157
Interior (black-figure), two birds and snake
Exterior (red-figure), obverse, between eyes, Pegasos; reverse, between eyes, nose and the name Psiax

Several works by Psiax have inscriptions, and at least two identify him as painter. This is one of two cups on which hisname appears without a verb. Bilingual vases are particularly interesting because they juxtapose the old, black-figure, and the new, red-figure manner of decoration on the same piece.
Signature: Psiax
Said to be from Bolsena

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1915. "Department of Classical Art: The Accessions of 1914." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 10 (2): p. 26.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1915. "Department of Classical Art: Athenian Vases." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 10 (5): pp. 98, 100, fig. 1.

Richter, Gisela M. A., Marjorie J. Milne, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1922. Shapes of Greek Vases. New York.

Richter, Gisela M. A. and Marjorie J. Milne. 1935. Shapes and Names of Athenian Vases. p. 25, fig. 162, New York: Plantin Press.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. p. 64, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

Beazley, John D. 1963[1942]. Attic Red-figure Vase-painters, Vols. 1 and 2, 2nd ed. pp. 9, 41, nos. 1 (p. 9), 38 (p. 41), Oxford: Clarendon Press.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1970. Perspective in Greek and Roman Art. p. 24, n. 1, fig. 90, New York and London: Phaidon Press.

Kossatz-Deissmann, Anneliese, Brigitte Servais-Soyez, Fulvio Canciani, Giovannangelo Camporeale, Hans Peter Isler, Ingrid Krauskopf, Odette Touchefeu-Meynier, Marcel Le Glay, and Dr. Jean-Charles Balty. 1981–1999. Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Vols. 1-8. Zürich: Artemis Verlag Zurich und Munchen.

Kossatz-Deissmann, Anneliese, Brigitte Servais-Soyez, Fulvio Canciani, Giovannangelo Camporeale, Hans Peter Isler, Ingrid Krauskopf, Odette Touchefeu-Meynier, Marcel Le Glay, and Dr. Jean-Charles Balty. 1994. Oidipous-Theseus, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Vol. 7. Pegasos (Pegasos, Bellerophon), no. 3, Zürich: Artemis Verlag Zurich und Munchen.

Hedreen, Guy Michael. 2016. The Image of the Artist in Archaic and Classical Greece: Art, Poetry, and Subjectivity. pp. 207–9, fig. 35, New York: Cambridge University Press.

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