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Terracotta kylix (drinking cup)

Attributed to Apollodoros
Period:
Archaic
Date:
ca. 500–490 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; red-figure
Dimensions:
H. 3 7/16 in. (8.7 cm); diameter 8 in. (20.3 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1918
Accession Number:
18.145.28
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Youth at an altar

The youth is shown in an athletic context, indicated by the sponge suspended in the background. J.D. Beazley has attributed the composition here to the influence of the contemporary vase-painter Douris.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1925. "Athenian Red-Figured Vases." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 20(5): p. 130.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. p. 74, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

Beazley, John D. 1963[1942]. Attic Red-figure Vase-painters, Vols. 1 and 2, 2nd ed. p. 120, no. 10, Oxford: Clarendon Press.

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