Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Terracotta kylix (drinking cup)

Attributed to the Akestorides Painter
Period:
Classical
Date:
ca. 460 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; red-figure
Dimensions:
H. 2 15/16 in. (7.5 cm) diameter 5 7/16 in. (13.8 cm) width with handles 8 in. (20.3 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1922
Accession Number:
22.139.72
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 157
Interior, youth playing lyre

The youth is sitting beside an altar, and his hair is bound in a fillet (band). Above the altar hangs a type of bag that is often shown holding marbles. The representation is memorable for its simplicity and for the sympathetic rendering of a schoolboy happily absorbed in his music.
Inscription: The name of the youth, Akestorides, is inscribed.
Said to be from Aegina

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1925. "Athenian Red-Figured Vases." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 20(5): pp. 129, 132, fig. 10.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1927. Handbook of the Classical Collection. pp. 118, 120, fig. 76, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1930. Handbook of the Classical Collection. pp. 118, 120, fig. 76, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1946. Attic Red-Figured Vases: A Survey. p. 106, fig. 86, New Haven: Yale University Press.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. pp. 86, 228, pl. 68c, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

Bandinelli, Ranuccio Bianchi. 1958. Enciclopedia dell'Arte Antica, Classica e Orientale, Vol. 1. p. 182, fig. 269, Rome: Instituto della Enciclopedia Italiana.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1958[1946]. Attic Red-Figured Vases: A Survey, Revised Edition, 2nd edn. p. 106, fig. 86, New Haven: Yale University Press.

Beazley, John D. 1963[1942]. Attic Red-figure Vase-painters, Vols. 1 and 2, 2nd ed. p. 781, no. 1, Oxford: Clarendon Press.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1970. Perspective in Greek and Roman Art. p. 25, n. 5, fig. 104, New York and London: Phaidon Press.

von Bothmer, Dietrich. 1978. Antichnoe iskusstvo iz muzeia Metropoliten, Soedinennye Shtaty Ameriki: Katalog vystavki. no. 57, Moscow: Sovetskii Khudozhnik.

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