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Fragment of a terracotta kylix (drinking cup)

Attributed to the Brygos Painter
Period:
Classical
Date:
ca. 480 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; red-figure
Dimensions:
Overall: 2 15/16 x 4 7/16in. (7.5 x 11.3cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1922
Accession Number:
22.139.80
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 157
Athlete

The column with the strigil (scraper) and aryballos (oil flask) identifies the setting of the scene as a gymnasium. The man is removing the fillet from his head in order to use it to tie his penis before exercising.
Said to be from Chiusi

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

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. p. 76, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

Beazley, John D. 1963[1942]. Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters, Vols. 1 and 2, 2nd ed. p. 374, no. 60, Oxford: Clarendon Press.

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