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Terracotta kylix: Komast cup (drinking cup)

Attributed to the manner of the KX Painter
Attributed to the Painter of New York 22.139.22
Period:
Archaic
Date:
ca. 580–570 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; black-figure
Dimensions:
H. 3 3/4 in. (9.5 cm) diameter 8 1/4 in. (21 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1922
Accession Number:
22.139.22
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 155
Obverse and reverse, komasts (revelers)

The black-figure technique was introduced into Athens from Corinth at the end of the seventh century B.C. During the early sixth century, Attic cup painters favored Corinthian motifs, like these dancing revelers. Indeed, the Komast cup is the earliest canonical type of Attic black-figure kylix.
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Beazley, John D. 1978[1956]. Attic Black-Figure Vase-Painters. pp. 27-28, 680, no. 1 bottom, Add. 1, p. 27, New York: Hacker Art Books.

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