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Fragment of a terracotta kylix (drinking cup)

Attributed to Douris
Period:
Classical
Date:
ca. 475 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; red-figure
Dimensions:
Overall: 2 3/8 x 3 3/16in. (6 x 8.1cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1922
Accession Number:
22.139.82
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Interior, upper body of a satyr holding a lyre
Reverse, legs of three figures

While satyrs often display uncivilized behavior, this individual sits wrapt as he plays the lyre. He is, indeed, far more Apollonian than Dionysiac.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. pp. 73, 76, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

Beazley, John D. 1963[1942]. Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters, Vols. 1 and 2, 2nd ed. p. 441, no. 188, Oxford: Clarendon Press.

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