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Terracotta kylix (drinking cup)

Attributed to Douris
Period:
Classical
Date:
ca. 470 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; red-figure
Dimensions:
H. 5 in. (12.7 cm) diameter 12 7/16 in. (31.6 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1923
Accession Number:
23.160.54
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 157
Interior, two women with their garments
Exterior, obverse and reverse, women and youths

Though later in date, this scene has the same directness and charm as that of the woman at a laver (1986.322.1). Here, two women, nude except for the fillets binding their hair, put aside their carefully rolled-up garments. The exterior shows women and youths in conversation. It is difficult, and perhaps unnecessary, to characterize the situation precisely. Douris liked to depict such encounters.
Inscription: Inscribed: "the boy is fair"
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1925. "Athenian Red-Figured Vases." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 20(5): p. 129, fig. 4.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1927. Handbook of the Classical Collection. pp. 119-20, fig. 77, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1930. Handbook of the Classical Collection. pp. 119-20, fig. 77, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1944. Greek Painting: The Development of Pictoral Representation from Archaic to Graeco-Roman Times. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1946. Attic Red-Figured Vases: A Survey. p. 84, fig. 65, New Haven: Yale University Press.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. pp. 87, 228, pl. 68d, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

Bandinelli, Ranuccio Bianchi. 1958. Enciclopedia dell'Arte Antica, Classica e Orientale, Vol. 3. p. 180, fig. 218, Rome: Instituto della Enciclopedia Italiana.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1958[1946]. Attic Red-Figured Vases: A Survey, Revised Edition, 2nd edn. p. 84, fig. 65, New Haven: Yale University Press.

Beazley, John D. 1963[1942]. Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters, Vols. 1 and 2, 2nd ed. pp. 441, 1653, no. 186, Add. 1, pp. 425-47, Oxford: Clarendon Press.

von Bothmer, Dietrich. 1978. Antichnoe iskusstvo iz muzeia Metropoliten, Soedinennye Shtaty Ameriki: Katalog vystavki. no. 56, pl. 12, Moscow: Sovetskii Khudozhnik.

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