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Terracotta kylix (drinking cup)

Attributed to an artist near the Splanchnopt Painter
Period:
Classical
Date:
ca. 460–450 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; red-figure
Dimensions:
H. 5 7/16 in. (13.8 cm) diameter 13 3/16 in. (33.5 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Fletcher Fund, 1926
Accession Number:
26.60.79
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 157
Interior, Nike (Victory) greeting youth with lyre
Exterior, obverse, warriors departing; reverse, Nikai and youths

The decoration of the interior is particularly elaborate with two floral bands. The scene in the tondo may be interpreted as showing a schoolboy who has just won a musical contest. He stands on the performer's platform holding his lyre as Nike gesture towards him. The altar at left indicates that this is a special precinct, and the writing tablets suggest that he can write.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1928. "Recent Accessions of Athenian Vases." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 23(4): p. 111, fig. 9.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. p. 85, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

Beazley, John D. 1963[1942]. Attic Red-figure Vase-painters, Vols. 1 and 2, 2nd ed. p. 891, no. 1, Oxford: Clarendon Press.

Kossatz-Deissmann, Anneliese, Brigitte Servais-Soyez, Fulvio Canciani, Giovannangelo Camporeale, Hans Peter Isler, Ingrid Krauskopf, Odette Touchefeu-Meynier, Marcel Le Glay, and Dr. Jean-Charles Balty. 1981–1999. Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Vols. 1-8. Zürich: Artemis Verlag Zurich und Munchen.

Kossatz-Deissmann, Anneliese, Brigitte Servais-Soyez, Fulvio Canciani, Giovannangelo Camporeale, Hans Peter Isler, Ingrid Krauskopf, Odette Touchefeu-Meynier, Marcel Le Glay, and Dr. Jean-Charles Balty. 1986. Atherion-Eros, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Vol. 3. Eos, no. 190, Zürich: Artemis Verlag Zurich und Munchen.

Queurel, Anne. 1988. "Les Muses à L'École: Images de Quelques Vases du Peintre Calliope." Antike Kunst, 31: p. 98 n. 43.

Maas, Martha and Jane McIntosh Snyder. 1989. Stringed Instruments of Ancient Greece. pp. 89, 108, fig. 19, New Haven: Yale University Press.

Kossatz-Deissmann, Anneliese, Brigitte Servais-Soyez, Fulvio Canciani, Giovannangelo Camporeale, Hans Peter Isler, Ingrid Krauskopf, Odette Touchefeu-Meynier, Marcel Le Glay, and Dr. Jean-Charles Balty. 1992. Kentauroi-Oiax, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Vol. 6. Nike, no. 345, Zürich: Artemis Verlag Zurich und Munchen.

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