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Terracotta kylix (drinking cup)

Attributed to the Brygos Painter
Period:
Classical
Date:
ca. 480–470 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; red-figure
Dimensions:
H. 3 1/4 in. (8.2 cm) diameter 8 7/16 in. (21.4 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1921
Accession Number:
21.88.150
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 157
Interior, komast (reveler)

A young komast with a himation (cloak), a wreath, and a fillet (band) tied around his brow walks with a skyphos-like cup towards a large column-krater (bowl for mixing wine and water). His head is thrown back, and his mouth is open as if he is singing.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1925. "Athenian Red-Figured Vases." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 20(5): p. 130.

Richter, Gisela M. A. and Marjorie J. Milne. 1935. Shapes and Names of Athenian Vases. p. 25, fig. 164, New York: Plantin Press.

Beazley, John D. 1963[1942]. Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters, Vols. 1 and 2, 2nd ed. p. 379, no. 150, Oxford: Clarendon Press.

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