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Terracotta skyphos (deep drinking cup)

Recalls the Aberdeen Painter
Period:
Classical
Date:
ca. 450 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; red-figure
Dimensions:
H. 6 7/8 in. (17.5 cm); diameter of mouth 8 3/4 in. (22.2 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1922
Accession Number:
22.139.29
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Obverse and reverse, satyr and maenad

The aggression between the satyrs and maenads (male and female followers of Dionysos, the god of wine) permits the painter here to depict exceptionally animated figures and drapery.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1925. "Athenian Red-Figured Vases." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 20(5): p. 129.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1950. The Sculpture and Sculptors of the Greeks, 3rd edn. pp. 170, 513, fig. 485, New Haven: Yale University Press.

Beazley, John D. 1963[1942]. Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters, Vols. 1 and 2, 2nd ed. p. 970, no. 82, Oxford: Clarendon Press.

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