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Fragment of a terracotta kylix (drinking cup)

Attributed to the Codrus Painter
Period:
Classical
Date:
ca. 425 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; red-figure
Dimensions:
H. 2 1/4 in. (5.7 cm); length 4 3/4 in. (12.1 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1919
Accession Number:
19.192.46
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Figure with two phialai (libation bowls) and two young warriors setting out

The preserved part of the cup would have shown a figure offering libations for the departing youths. They have swords and spears. The youth at the right wears a petasos, a traveling hat, suggesting a long journey.
Beazley, John D. 1963[1942]. Attic Red-figure Vase-painters, Vols. 1 and 2, 2nd ed. p. 1270, no. 9, Oxford: Clarendon Press.

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