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Terracotta kylix (drinking cup)

Attributed to the Colmar Painter
ca. 500 B.C.
Greek, Attic
Terracotta; red-figure
H. 3 5/8 in. (9.2 cm) diameter 9 1/4 in. (23.5 cm)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1916
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 154
Interior, youth with javelin
Exterior, obverse and reverse, symposium (drinking party)

The Colmar Painter belongs to the circle of artists who were influenced by Euphronios and Onesimos. Like many artists working just before and after 500 B.C., he favored athletic scenes because they permitted the depiction of the nude body in a great variety of poses. Behind the youth here is a stone shaft on a plinth that represents the goalpost in the gymnasium.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. pp. 74, 215, pl. 55a, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

Beazley, John D. 1963[1942]. Attic Red-figure Vase-painters, Vols. 1 and 2, 2nd ed. p. 355, no. 35, Oxford: Clarendon Press.

Lissarrague, Francois. 1990. Aesthetics of the Greek Banquet: Images of Wine and Ritual. pp. 11-2, fig. 1, Princeton: Princeton University Press.

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