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Terracotta stemmed kyathos (single-handled cup)

Period:
Archaic
Date:
ca. 575–550 B.C.
Culture:
Etruscan
Medium:
Terracotta; bucchero pesante
Dimensions:
H. 9 in. (22.9 cm); H. with handle 16 1/8 in. (41 cm); diameter of mouth 10 in. (25.4 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1916
Accession Number:
16.174.11
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 170
Oversized, elaborately decorated wine cups of this type are popular products of bucchero workshops at Vulci. Some are too large and heavy, especially when filled, to have been used by living banqueters. They may have been made expressly for the dead.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1921. "Classical Accessions. III. Etruscan Pottery." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 16 (5): pp. 104, 106, fig. 10.

de Puma, Richard Daniel. 2013. Etruscan Art in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. no. 4.63a, pp. 78, 90, New Haven and London: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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